Hi, my name is Carlos Tkacz, and I love to climb! Climbing, specifically bouldering, has been the major, driving force in my life since I discovered the sport 10 years ago; it informs pretty much every decision I make, from how and where I spend my time and money to where I live now. Since I began, I have climbed all over the States and in 6 other countries. For me, climbing is indicative of a larger quest: the search for purpose, truth, understanding, and all that metaphysical crap. The discipline necessary to improve as a climber has filtered into and improved nearly every aspect of my life and has informed a lot of the way I look at the world now. If I’m not climbing (you have to rest, right?), there is a good chance I am involved in one of my other passions: teaching, reading, and writing.