Sometimes the hike to your favorite crag areas can be adventurous all itself. There is a rock pool traverse that is used to access climbing areas in the back portion of Malibu Creek State Park. It’s a bit intimidating to some but my Chacos have been up to it!

I also do a solo climb as a quick way up once I'm past the traverse. I decided to capture some of these sequences GoPro style and you can see that Chacos win again!

On a funny note, while I was on the traverse, some guys ahead of me were having a hard time going across and one of them mentioned he wished his shoes would stick better. I mentioned my sandals to him and he thought at first that I was joking that they stuck so well. "No, I'm serious, they have a special sole on them!" I assured him. When he saw me pass, he decided I was indeed serious and asked me more about Chacos.

I'm pretty sure he looked them up when he got home ;)

About Chaco Ambassador Team member EILEEN RINGWALD: Born and raised in Southern California, Eileen spent many of her summers on family camping trips scrambling on trails and rocks and growing her love of nature. She took this love of adventure and formed, a climbing and outdoor community. She is also the organizational force behind the annual Joshua Tree National Park rock-climbing meet up. Eileen’s photography can be seen at


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