Author Profile - Alison Kaplan

I’m Alison, part-time writer and a full-time dirtbag.

Since finishing school in 2016 with a degree in English, I’ve been working seasonal jobs in the Sierra Nevada and traveling around the American West to climb.

When I’m not climbing splitters or writing about climbing, you might find me digging through dumpsters looking for organic vegetables, trying not to fly over the bars on my mountain bike, or repeatedly reorganizing my house, a 2004 Honda Odyssey that I’ve called home for the last year and a half.

I’ve learned a lot in my time as a climber, van-dweller, and dirtbag, and I hope through my writing I can impart some of my hard-learned lessons to others, and maybe save you some, money, time, or embarrassment in the process.

Happy Climbing!