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Five Strategies to Sharpen Concentration When Climbing

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#PetzlTeam Member @alex_puccio89 moving through the beauty of Hueco's Phantom Limb, V12. (She's also won every national cup comp of the season.) Photo: Joel Zerr

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#gympost Rainy days and wet rock mean a day to work some big moves indoors. Didn’t commit to the top because of a huge jug at my chest… yay plastic projects! (at Beta Bouldering Gym)

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#DefendersofFun is a look into the adventurous lives of outdoor advocates who are working to better the outdoor community and protect the wild places we have fun in. Their story, their own words. Share your outdoor story on Instagram @DefendersofFun #DefendersofFun.

My name is Marciela, born and raised in Los Angeles. I come from a working class family that had no true exposure to the outdoors, physical activity, or healthy living.

My dad hoarded National Geographic magazines. I remember sitting on the floor, flipping page after page. I would look at the cover and be blown away by how majestic each adventure was. I aspired to be an outdoor person, but I didn’t know where to start or who to ask or what my ‘thing’ was. It was unheard of in my family; I was the black sheep.

Latino Outdoors LA coordinator Maricela Rosales.

I was also facing a physical disability that deterred me from participating in those things: At the age of seven, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. Physical pain became my worst enemy and my companion. I wore a back brace for the majority of my life. I still participated in a lot of sports, though, because I just yearned to be active.

My freshman year in college, my dorm mate invited me to the student recreation climbing wall. I talked to my dad about it and he said, ‘Es para locos y peligroso [it’s for crazy folk and it’s dangerous].’

My dad was battling colon cancer at the time. I wanted to be strong emotionally and physically for my family. I sought out a job at the Student Rec Center and was hired to work for the Outdoor Excursions challenge course, and I began to find my sense of self. Climbing humbled my state of mind and pushed me to take appropriate risks, even in my daily life.

I had long talks with my dad about climbing, showing him videos and pictures, talking about it like it was the boy of my dreams.

Latino Outdoors LA coordinator Maricela Rosales.

My dad passed away from colon cancer in March 2012. By the next spring, I was climbing pretty much every day. It was my senior year and I was super scared and excited, figuring out my next move in life. Then I met the head honcho from Mad Rock without really knowing who he was. We started talking and I told him ‘I have to put my big girl pants on and go home and help my mom out; climbing will have to be put on the back burner.’

He basically offered me a position at Mad Rock the very next day.

Now, I work for Disability Rights Legal Center—the work I do impacts the disability litigation in LA by connecting the disability community with critical legal information and resources. I’ve also worked for several years with Mad Rock Climbing, and I’m a volunteer for Latino Outdoors as the Lead Coordinator for Los Angeles.

Latino Outdoors LA coordinator Maricela Rosales.

I’m working on getting under-represented communities from different areas of LA out to their local state and national parks. We do monthly hikes, climbing events, and work on expanding accessibility to different types of outings. I want to create a snowball effect that enhances the experience of Spanish-speaking families while building a new wave of outdoor enthusiasts.

I started climbing and heading outside later in life, and I am sure that many are in the same boat as I am. Just because we started later in life does not mean we live under rocks. Everyone has their own story but we all can relate with one another and realize despite our socio-economic status, religion, capabilities…the outdoors is awesome.

Latino Outdoors LA coordinator Maricela Rosales.

I’m not a fan of heights. I know I’m a climber, but there’s just something about jumping off a bouldering problem that doesn’t sit well with me. One time, I was bouldering in Joshua Tree and had to jump down from about 10 feet. There were maybe six stacked crash pads below me, but for the life of me I just couldn’t jump. Well, at this point a group of 10 climbers were counting down for me. Pressure much? As I’m about to jump, my butt wanted to keep me on the boulder while the rest of my body was ready to go down. Face plant. Now I always check if there is a down climb.

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#DefendersofFun is a look into the adventurous lives of Dirtbag Darling’s community of loyal readers and folks we’ve met along the way—their gear, their stories, in their own words. Share your outdoor story on Instagram @DirtbagDarling #DefendersofFun.

Editor’s Note: Ok, so this website is largely aimed at the ladies, but we have a lot of gentlemen visiting here, too. Andy is one of them, and he’s also one of our favorite instigators of outdoor fun (even if he’s blowing up our phones with crazy ideas at midnight…wait, because he’s doing that.). 

“My name is Andy and I’m the Director of Marketing at Oru Kayak, which, in short, means I send a couple hundred emails per day with all the creative and communications that Oru puts forth in the world. Multitasking in the name of the game.

I live in my truck, ‘TacoMama.’ #TruckLife is amazingly simple and happy. Everything I own fits nicely into a few small storage spaces in the cab, a drawer in the back, and in the boxtop. Everything that uses power runs on a pair of solar panels. And all of my snacks are easy to find.

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When I moved into the TacoMama a year ago I gave away the vast majority of my stuff, limiting myself to things that would fit into the truck—no storage unit or boxes in friends’ garages. The feeling that comes with this is hard to convey; when you only own three pairs of shoes and four pairs of pants, the number of permutations for what to wear each day is pretty small, and accordingly, energy goes into other things, like community. #HomeSweet4X4 is my recipe for spontaneous adventures, quality relationships, and ridiculous stories. I often still laugh at myself when I think about living in a truck.

I love pushing others to not take themselves too seriously, and often lead the way by making trouble whenever I can.

My parents met as park rangers on Isle Royale, and raised the three of us in national parks, from Michigan to Alaska and back to Minnesota. My mom is a endangered species biologist and my dad is a National Park superintendent, making the outdoors a somewhat unspoken yet fundamental family ethos. I can’t thank my parents enough for getting me outside as a kid. I learned to paddle, hike, camp, and explore at the same time I was learning to walk, developing a curiosity for unknown places and a deep respect for rivers and mountains before I even knew how to articulate those feelings at all.

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Guiding is my thing. While I have an immense respect for the athletes and adventurers that tackle seemingly impossible challenges, I find the most joy when I’m sharing the importance of wild places, with others. I’m a proficient paddler, trail runner, skier, climber, and wanderer and at times consider chasing big objectives for any one of these activities, but when I’m honest with myself, these things in isolation don’t make me tick.
 

What I truly love is sharing the importance of keeping wild places wild.

 
I probably should drop a shameless plug for an Oru, but the gear that feels like the biggest part of my outdoor experience is Camelot, a large dome tent that can sleep up to 11, and has been nearly everywhere, from the arctic circle to mountain basecamps to nearby backpacking trips. It’s not light, but it creates a communal feeling that is unmatched.
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It’s fairly common for me to audible routes mid-trip due to weather or unplanned circumstances, but these come of with the territory backcountry tripping–just part of the adventure. The most recent real failure that comes to mind is an attempt to run the the John Muir Trail. I spent nearly a year planning, training, and dreaming of the trail, and ended up with a hamstring tear that shut the whole thing down. Big slice of humble pie.

I like to call my philosophy on all of this a ‘work/life integration.’ I’m passionate about both work and adventure, and have worked hard to make this a symbiotic relationship–I wouldn’t be happy if I wasn’t pushing on both of these areas constantly, and I’m lucky to have found a job that allows me the integrate the two.

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What I bring to the table during adventures? Surprises. I make a goal of bringing something new and unpredictable every time I get out with friends. This can span the gamut from watermelons to champagne to fireworks. Anything that will put a grin on someone’s face. I love pushing others to not take themselves too seriously, and often lead the way by making trouble whenever I can.”

—As told to Dirtbag Darling.

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When I first stood"When I first stood at the foot of the face, the peculiar rocks made it a unique experience. You think that you're climbing up massive potatoes.” Edu Marin about "Fiesta de los biceps".

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“There will always be that place that we shared, where our soles met”
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“My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me, and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing, and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.”
- Anthony Hopkins  (via homewardblog)

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“It is all too beautiful! Let us be still.”
- Arthur Rimbaud, from Selected Poems & Letters
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In order to become"In order to become fearless you have to stand in the middle of your fear" Larry Rosenberg

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Don't create barrie"Don't create barriers," says climber, Brighton, pictured. "The world does enough of that for you."

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“All good things are wild and free.”
- Henry David Thoreau (via thecalminside)

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Catherine DestivelleCatherine Destivelle – Alpiniste, catherinedestivel...

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Daila Ojeda on MindDaila Ojeda on Mind Control 8c+ (5.14c), Oliana, Catalunya, Spain. Photo by Simon Carter

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A lot of the time we fail on climbs, the reasons are mental not physical.  Yet as climbers, when it comes to training, we focus almost exclusively on increasing our physical abilities and put very little to no energy into […]

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How Rock Climbing DoHow Rock Climbing Does Your Mind -- And Body -- Good

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It's easy to have aIt's easy to have a great time like Marie-Alix Parrot.in.hand | Photo: @spadirondack #climbing#rockclimbing#climbinggear#gearstoke#weighmyrak

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