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Just another project… Windy Wall, The Northern Ruins in...

zebblais: I’m a skier, climber, and guide. I share a deep bond...

zebblais:

I’m a skier, climber, and guide. I share a deep bond with the people I work and play with. These are people with whom I’ve hunkered down in storms, summited peaks, rescued others, bailed in sketchy situations and been inspired to do incredible things.

A day of #backcountry #climbing with @sheldonkerr (shown here leading #senator) and @Sethwaterfall was much needed after the last couple. The focus climbing requires is great medicine.

#Ouray #colorado #ice #iceclimbing

#MountainHardwear #teamDTV #TeamJulbo #terramartribe (at Ouray, Colorado)

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yuukin030:“Anton trying “la Atalaya” #pedriza#bouldering...

yuukin030:

“Anton trying “la Atalaya”
#pedriza#bouldering #boulderingspain #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion” by @christerholmlund70 on Instagram http://ift.tt/1NP1cv7

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YosemiteYosemite

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wreck: By :  ✞bens▲n

wreck:

By :  ✞bens▲n

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Working on some ball hyper extensions during strength training today :) Climbing is always my favorite way to train/workout, but it’s always important to keep all of my muscles healthy and strong!

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wondrousworld: Mont Blanc, Rhone Alpes, France by SBA73

wondrousworld:

Mont Blanc, Rhone Alpes, France by SBA73

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womenrockclimbing: Climbing Sardinia! Dillosauro (5.10d/6b+)...

womenrockclimbing:

Climbing Sardinia! Dillosauro (5.10d/6b+) Dillosauro is located at the Jurassic Park crag on the east coast of Sardinia, Supramonte, Tertenia, Italy.

Credit @climbing_sardinia
Photo by Maurizio Oviglia @mauriziooviglia
[ Rock Climbers • Cecilia Marchi & Sara ]

#WomenRockClimbing #Climber #Climbing #Boulder #Bouldering #RockClimbing #Adventures #Photographer #Photooftheday #Womenwhocrush #StrongWomen #Cliff #Climber #Climb #Mountains #Inspiration #Inspired #Jurassicpark #Tertenia #Italy

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I don’t have a specific coach at the moment.  There are a few that I work with.

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whatsthebeta: heykate: arborescent: Kate’s climbing club....

whatsthebeta: heykate: arborescent: Kate’s climbing club....

whatsthebeta:

heykate:

arborescent:

Kate’s climbing club. ❤

No kombucha this time. We should fix that next time.

Climbing club!!

GO GIRL

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I work hard problems, do a lot of on sighting and 4x5′s.

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We hiked, we frolicked, we drank tea… Well, I drank tea....

We hiked, we frolicked, we drank tea… Well, I drank tea....

We hiked, we frolicked, we drank tea… Well, I drank tea. Leo just wanted to stay warm.

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 to say that any of us are in our current circumstances as the outcome of our choices is to look at a sphere and call it a circle. while our decisions are a part of the battles we fight, there is much more.
 
In the fell clutch of circumstance 
      I have not winced nor cried aloud. 
Under the bludgeonings of chance 
      My head is bloody, but unbowed. 
                              ~Henley
 
in a world of social media and photos, it seems everyone is running or training more than we are, playing more, is skinner, has more friends. we want to be the more that we see. the battles behind the images - that some are posted days or weeks later, or were from a 30 min jaunt, etc tend to make us believe that we're missing something - we can't attain what we see.

we don't choose our battles, but we choose how we fight them.
every day I'm 'millin it....
while my kids are doing homework beside the TM :)
some of our battles are unseen - some of our battles are internal - depression, anxiety, abuse, parents or family members requiring our constant care. other battles are visible - chronic sickness, injury, lack of finances, single parenting.
 
while most of us could wallow in the slop of our lives… “could.”
 
OR.
 
                                         It matters not how strait the gate, 
                        How charged with punishments the scroll, 
                                   I am the master of my fate, 
                        I am the captain of my soul. 
                                                                              ~Henley
                 
as athletes we are passionate, driven. often our mountain time is our therapy, our social life, our refuge, our playground.
 
so when the snow covers our trails, we can’t do the sports we most love—what then? when we prioritize children, work, family, adultiness over play, and can't attain the hours of mountain time we'd love to have every day... what then?

we don't choose our battles, but we choose how we fight them.
they made me run for 20 mins on the TM after this.
(and they each ran a mile, too)
"running makes you happy mom."
"I want you to do a race and be able to train for it." <3
apparently they're catching on about the lessons on hard work :-)
I’ve struggled with this a lot lately. It’s rare I have more than 45-60 minutes (including drive time) to exercise.  if I can’t train appropriately for Barkley, should I even bother? I could complain and wallow in this lack of time, primarily due to chronic health issues. “could.”
 
OR.
 
I can get vert on the treadmill while my kids do their homework. I can sneak in a 20 minute weight training session in between lunch meetings at work. I can take my battles, and I can fight back.
 
      We are not now that strength which in old days 
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will 
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
~Tennyson
 
 
we can take the storms of night, and know that whatever comes to break us down, will make us that much stronger. we can train to be stronger and faster than we were last summer, so when the sun melts that snow, we can fly on trails. we can take the lessons of circumstances and learn to speak languages of vulnerability, relating to others, and finding new perspectives and levels of kindness to understand how we did not know we could before.
 
outnumbered though we may be in our battles, we can outwit, outfight, and win.
 
I didn’t plan on applying for Barkley this year. I gave up, lost in fighting health issues, tired, knowing I couldn’t train, not seeing a way to do what I did last year.
 
but as the clock continued to tick closer to my time window to apply, I started thinking about how I belong there. it is family, it is home. I didn’t choose to have the health issues I’m struggling under right now, but I can choose to train.
 
I wouldn’t choose to have some of my friends burdens, the burdens of life I wish I could lift. so many of these burdens we cannot share. but the battles we fight will strengthen us. sometimes we lose… the other day I was sick on the treadmill and only made it a tear-filled (and bloody cough-filled) mile before I had to call it.
 
that’s ok. I’ll get back on the dreadmill. or west grandeur when the time and health is present.

we don't choose our battles, but we choose how we fight them.
on the dreadmill, glad I felt up for (indoor) training :) 
whatever battle you’re fighting, fight on. when your enemies outnumber you, and your armor outweighs you, fight on. the strength you earn from this is yours to keep.
 
know you can choose to fight your battles, to change your circumstances.
if you don’t get to pick where you are now, you get to pick where you are headed.
you get to choose that part.
 
fight on.
 
 
phoenix
 
ascending above the valley below,
with the burden of life upon my back—
I do not resent the weight of gravity,
for the pleasure is in the work, not the slack.
 
I feast on incense and amomum
and drink from mountainsides of lilac.
like the sunset, I burn for a moment,
then I flicker, and I fade into black.
 
from the ashes of turmoil comes strength—
the summit at the end of singletrack.
while stars mirror the vain city lights,
the resolve of this phoenix is coming back.
 
it matters not the storms that rage,
the pains, the losses, or the bushwhack.
from these ashes I shall rise and take flight,
strength from rebirth cannot be taken back.

 

~je10

we don't choose our battles, but we choose how we fight them.

 

 

 

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Katherine Choong has done two 8c's in Oliana, Fish Eye and Mind Control, each of which took her four days of trying. The latter was originally an 8c+ but nowadays it is mostly considered an 8c, upon which also Katherine agrees. " I did it quite fast, when I solved the begining (the crux for me) I send it the same day. So maybe it's more 8c. But the style is really for me, no hard move juste endurance. However it was 50 meters of fight that ended with lot of happiness and good energy" She finished off by onsighting Mon Dieu 8a+, also in Oliana. "I travel until end of march between France and Spain for rockclimbing. Then I come back in Switzerland for training and back to work (I finished university in January 2016 and started internship to become lawyer). I will compete most of the world cup I can." (c) Gabriel Rancourt Photography

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to quickly recover at even the most marginal of rests?  No matter what grade you climb, no one can sustain a maximal level of exertion for an entire long route.  As a result, […]

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I never realized just how many people didn’t want me to climb hard until my wife got pregnant.

You get to witness some rather interesting responses from friends and acquaintances when they find out you’re on deck to becoming a parent. It’s funny … in a way.

Most climbers, with their social skills of autistic hermits, are only truly comfortable having conversations about project beta, personal fitness, or how many muscle-ups Alex Puccio just did in her latest Instagram. Few climbers know how to appropriately respond to the news that baby’s on the way.

“This is the best thing that’s ever going to happen to you!” my friend Julie exclaimed. “It won’t even matter that you won’t be able to climb hard anymore.”

That’s the main trope, anyway. Have a kid, and life as you know it is over. It’s as if the ghost of gumby future appears with a chorus of bearded, crooked-helmet-wearing bards, and suddenly they all start rattling hexes at you while chanting:

No more redpoints, no more sends.

Say goodbye to France and Spain. Hello, Bend!

Retire those sporty draws, kneepads and downturned shoes,

And welcome to the world of strollers, diapers and mustard-colored poo

Now all you’ll ever climb are jug-covered slabs,

For the sport climbers of yesterday are tomorrow’s Trad Dads.

Sport climbers who actually have young children themselves can barely contain their schadenfreude, ostensibly because soon you, too, will be joining them in the purgatory of plateaued performance and diminished free time to whittle away micro-beta on the mega proj.

They offer halfhearted congrats, while inside bursting at the seams, thinking to themselves:Now you’re gonna know what it’s really like to be me! Let’s see how hard you climb after the first month of no sleep, you guileless jerk!

Even climbers who don’t have kids of their own seemed to perk up and shimmer at the idea that there would soon be one less person competing with them for best climber at the crag on any given day.

“Well, I guess it’s time,” my friends would say solemnly, as if I were being put out to pasture, my climbing jersey hung from the last project I ever sent. “Maybe we could even try to get together once or twice a year to see you.”

The best reaction, though, was from Tommy Caldwell. “Congrats on the new addition!” he texted me, before adding, “You’re fucked!”

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Speaking of Tommy, he and his wife Rebecca just had their second child: a girl named Ingrid. Their firstborn—a son, named Fitz, after the Patagonian mountain—made a cameo in last year’s REEL Rock Tour. In the film “A Line Across the Sky,” Tommy wrestles with being both a dad and a cutting-edge alpinist. He then hugs Fitz and sets off on a five-day “extreme backpacking” trip with Alex “Honnlove,” in which they tag the summit of all seven peaks in the Fitz Roy range. Not bad for a dad!

A year later, Tommy completely bone-crushed his 10-year project: the Dawn Wall of El Capitan. He showed up to the biggest stage the climbing world has ever known in the best shape of his life. The only crux for Tommy, it seemed, was all the down time and waiting around that he had to endure while waiting for his partner’s wittle-bitty flapper to heal up.

See? Becoming a father doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to start sucking at climbing! There’s hope after all! I’m sure seeing Tommy bone crush the Dawn Wall was inspiring to many other dads out there, too—at least up to a point. After all, no one on earth has ever uttered the phrase, “Well, if Tommy Caldwell can do it, so can I.”

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Many of my peers seem to be having kids. It’s weird how that switch flips once you reach a certain age. Having kids spreads like a virus, decimating entire populations of otherwise happily self-absorbed folks in their mid-30s whose main concerns are whether their current hangboard routine will actually pay off come Sendtember.

My friend Chris Kalous, of Enormocast fame, and his partner, Steph, just had a son, Miles, aka the “Enormobaby.” He’s two weeks older than our daughter, Piper. During the pregnancies, Chris and I had been planning our offsprings’ future wedding. That was until Kalous found out that Tommy Caldwell has a daughter, and now Piper is out of the picture.

“You understand, right?” Kalous said. “We have to do what’s best for the Enormobaby. And Tommy has much, much better climbing genes than you.”

Trad Dads and Dad Bods

Dogs and babies together outnumber actual climbers at many crags these days, particularly my home crag, Rifle. Those without dogs and/or babies will inevitably be more annoyed by this fact than those who are forced to bring their annoying little bundles of love and joy to the cliffs.

“Rob’s kids were screaming their freakin’ heads off the other day,” said my friend Joe, complaining as we drove out for an afternoon of pitches. “Three years ago, I would’ve been really pissed off about this. But now that I have my own kid, it’s OK.”

Once, on Mother’s Day, I saw a female friend launch into a Facebook tirade about how, just because she doesn’t have a child, doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t also be celebrated on Mother’s Day. The Internet has become a strange place, don’t you think? There’s no such thing as agreeable disagreement anymore, and everyone now believes that their circumstances entitle them to special treatment.

It’s gotten to the point that, the only thing I’m now interested in looking at online is photos and videos of dogs and babies.

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Dads have it easy, at least in terms of maintaining some semblance of climbing fitness during the pregnancy. As I was now “drinking beer for two,” I admit to putting on some “sympathy weight,” even though I preferred to call it “training weight.”

In advance of our daughter’s birth, I also went through my own “nesting” phase, which manifested itself as building a complete training dojo.

“Do you think you could build the crib now?” Jen would ask.

“Just as soon as the campus board is done, babe,” I’d reply.

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I explained this plan to my friend Josh Wharton, who is also a badass dad who continues to crush.

“Nice work on the baby preparations,” he said. “A Home gym, and a baby monitor, are life savers. I think men are genetically programmed to explore new hunting grounds, and kill shit when there is a new mouth to feed. In climbing this translates to at least a letter grade or two. For me it’s been really fun and rewarding, like adding another passion to your life. It’s also been good for my climbing, as I’m home and training more, and more focused with the time I have to get outside.”

Of course, the best part about having a kiddo is that it’s a chance to not take yourself or your climbing too seriously. But if, as Wharton says, that kid also translates into some higher climbing performance, that’s OK with me, too.

A version of this story originally appeared in Rock and Ice magazine.

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Today is my last first day as an undergad, of course there is a...

Today is my last first day as an undergad, of course there is a huge storm to commemorate it. But seriously I’m so stoked to be this close to finishing and be done with CSU Fullerton… ugh I hate the commute and don’t get me started with parking

My elbows aren’t responding well to 2-5 hours of climbing and/or lifting a day, but there has to be something to do besides just not climb.

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Just another project… Windy Wall, The Northern Ruins in The Grampians National Park. Photo by @mikefwd #bouldering #Grampians #grampiansbouldering #climbing #rockclimbing

 

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Badass climber @sophievivianvivian on the first ascent of “Sophie’s Roof”, V7/8, at the Fox Boulders, The Grampians National Park. #Grampians #Bouldering #grampiansbouldering #thegrampians #climbing #rockclimbing #klettern #escalade #grimpe @grampiansbouldering (at the grampians national park)

 

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Paul Robinson & Tiffany Hensley: A Weekend In New England

While crowded autumn leaves turn a richer color, conditions in Rumney, New Hampshire turn super prime. For one weekend, prAna ambassadors Paul Robinson and Tiffany Hensley join forces to work lifetime project Jaws II (5.15a), and explore Rumney’s natural water slides. Not every climbing day is about sending at your limit though. Join Paul and Tiffany as Paul works on one of the country’s hardest sport climbs and discusses the climbing lifestyle with Tiffany while squeezing in some much needed play time!

 

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The World of Rock Climbing, oneboulderingvideoaday: Full 30 minutes of a few...

oneboulderingvideoaday:

Full 30 minutes of a few climbers going to a boulder field in the deserts of Argentina where you are miles away from civilization. Great climbing, seems like a crazy experience

 

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“Doomsday Device”, onsight first ascent from a while back. Just another spectacularly unique line in The Grampians National Park. This is at the Northern Ruins, the line goes out the 45 degree corner, then onto the slab to the right. #bouldering #Grampians #thegrampians #Grampiansbouldering #climbing #rockclimbing #klettern #escalade #grimper (at the grampians national park)

 

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