One of our instructors, Ryan, has a pretty great life. When he is not hanging out on our boats teaching kids how to improve their wakeboarding/waterskiing/wake surfing he is a student at Arizona State University and a member of their Wake Devils wakeboard team. Add to that his intensive engineering degree and you would think that he would be out of time for other pursuits...but you would be wrong. Last week Ryan ventured up to Yosemite National Park to enjoy one of his other passions, rock climbing.
The above photo of Ryan is pretty staggering. He is looking down a few thousand feet - and also rocking a Water Monkey cap (it's backwards, but trust me).
While at the park he and his climbing buddies attacked some massive rock faces. He is one of the little dots in the below picture.
And apparently in this sport of extreme climbing if you run out of energy and daylight you just take a rest at the nearest hotel...
Ryan actually spent the night on this little ledge, barely as wide as him. Pretty crazy.
And what would a post about Ryan be without some backflips?
The kid just can't stay on the ground! I would not be surprised if this picture, taken by his climbing friend and photographer, ended up in a Yosemite brochure one day.
That is it for this update on Ryan. If you ever want to be a little bit jealous of someone having a lot of fun you should follow him on Instagram @ryanhinrichs.