We created The Rockulus in 2018 as a place where we should share our enthusiasm and love for the outdoors. Our goal is to answer as many of your FAQ’s about adventures like climbing and canyoneering with accurate, honest, and safe information. These are activities that we do as often as possible, and dream about whenever we’re at home!
The site is owned by Jake and Katherine Harmer. We try to escape the city and get out into the backcountry every weekend, going camping, rock climbing, canyoneering, or anything else! We love trying new outdoors adventures, and have used this site as a place to share the knowledge we’ve gained through these adventures.
Jake has been climbing and rappelling for more than 20 years, since the 1900’s (well, the late 1990’s to be more exact). Katherine picked up both climbing and canyoneering while in college. Our experience comes from a combination of research and study, as well as a lot of practice and industry standards. Most recently, we are trying to balance the need to be outdoors with the awesome responsibilities of parenthood.
There are two types of risks in outdoors activities, manageable and non-manageable. For example, there’s not much you can do if a rock falls or a freak storm blows in, but you can mitigate risks through proper training and by double checking safeties. This information is meant to be informative, but we encourage everyone to pursue training and certifications from reputable sources.
We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to send us an email, connect with us on social media, or make comments on any of our pages.
Jake & Katherine