We are Josh Larson and Charlotte Durif, two passionated climbers, travelers and life enjoyers. Our paths crossed in 2013 when Charlotte went to Boston for an internship in MIT and happened to go climbing at the Metrorock Gym where Josh was setter and coach. The current passed instantly, and we confirmed our good ability of living together through the LOST trip : 100 days on the road in an RV, driving from the best climbing destination in North America to another . Since then, and despite a big Ocean between us, life brought us frequently together for climbing trips, restaurants testings and simple (but amazing) life things. We both are now co-owners of the media company called Cold House Media along side our friend Vince Schaefer.
27 years old
I started climbing with my family at a very young age (6ish) with outdoors like bouldering in Fontainebleau and alpine multi-pitch in the French Alps.
At the age of 10, after doing rhythmic gymnastics, I quit gym and joined my brother at the climbing wall. Since then I've been competing and climbing outdoor in every continents and styles (routes, boulders, multi-pitch, big wall, deep water soloing).
End of 2016, I decided to take a break from competitions to focus on the last months of my PhD (in material science for nuclear chemistry and water filtration) ending in June 2017, and to focus on our World Tour project.
I'm currently an Engineer - Doctor in Science (chemistry, material sciences), innerly concerned to protect our wonderful Earth and Nature. Thanks to my years of competition and outdoor climbing, I like sharing my experience, which I did through different clinics, guest coach and setting all around the World.
World Champion in overall, 2014
World Champion 5 times in lead Youth between 2004 and 2009
European Champion in lead Adults at the age of 15
16 time French Champion from 2005 to 2015, in all categories and disciplines
2nd women sending 9a with PPP in the Verdon Gorge in 2011
More than 580 routes 8a and up, 23 routes 8c and up
Multi-pitch routes 8a and up
Supported by : Petzl, EB Climbing, Volx Climbing, Luxov, Y&Y vertical
32 years old/young
Climbing came to me via a YMCA in Worcester, MA, and I instantly fell into the sport, but life and a full-time job as electrician brought my climbing to a stop - for 5 years!
Fortunately, that life brought me back into climbing in 2008 and I quit my electrician position to become 100% involved in the climbing community.
While working at MetroRock Boston, MA as head setter and youth/ private coach for years, my friend Dave Wetmore and I created what would become the famous Dark Horse Series in Boston.
A few years ago I became a freelance setter (USA Climbing Certified Level 4 Route Setter), climbing coach and professional climber. I got to share my experience through competitions, guest coaching, consulting and private training around the globe. Opportunities led me to work as U.S. Youth Climbing Team Assistant Coach since 2014 and the current U.S. Adult Climbing Team Manager & Coach.
3rd Place at USA Bouldering Nationals (2015)
2nd Place at Canadian Bouldering Nationals (2015)
1st Place at UBC Championship in 2014 Seattle WA
10 Years of Climbing Competition experience from around the world.
Participated in 20+ IFSC World Cup Events
Climbed up to V13/8B and 14b/8c
Established routes up to V13/8B and 5.14a/8b+
Climbed in more that 19 countries
Experienced in Bouldering, Sport, DWS and multi-pitch climbing.
Supported by : Fiveten, Friction Lab, Organic Climbing, Maxim Ropes, Luxov, DMM and Share roaster coffee