Climber Story: Eric Corrales

October 04, 2021 2 min read

Climber Story: Eric Corrales | Dynamite Starfish

To start, tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a freelance photographer & video editor who loves climbing 

How did you start climbing?

I started climbing because I worked on a video project involving Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees (Ozturk), Tommy Caldwell, Sasha Digiulian, Alex Honnold and Jared Leto. Combing through the footage as a video editor, terrified of heights, was inspirational. Post project my fellow editors and I decided to give Stronghold Climbing Gym a visit and from then on it was nothing but love for the sport.  

What impact has climbing had on your life?

Since I began climbing I’ve realized how impactful it is in many facets of life. Climbing has put me in touch with nature and the seasons and has provided me with mental clarity, stress relief, community, strong friendships, adventure and a calmness under pressure which is a great quality to carry over to the workforce. 

What are some other things you do that you find most fulfilling?

Photography is another fulfilling part of my life. As a young kid I never left the house without my camera. Over the years photography remained a constant for me. It’s my form of art which documents moments worth reliving.
I also find my house plant collection to be fulfilling. Plants are my form of keeping nature close when I am not climbing. Waking up surrounded with amazing ever changing life is such a peaceful feeling.  

You can find Eric on Instagram at @ericrcorrales

Want to get to know more of the climbers in the amazing Dynamite Starfish community? Check out our archive of Climber Stories here.

We hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into climbers' lives. We're on a mission to share diverse stories about rock climbing. Let's push the boundaries of who we know as climbers. Let's use our energy and passion for the outdoors to love our environment and inspire one another.

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Until next time!

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