Lattice Training Interview with Will Bosi

In Golden Cathedral,

In Golden Cathedral, Neon Canyon, Utah

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looks like that mighlooks like that might be Alex Hannold soloing it -crack climbing

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Known as the SavageKnown as the Savage Mountain, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and considered more difficult and dangerous to climb than Everest. Description from I searched for this on

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Leading a 12a pitchLeading a 12a pitch in Meteora, Greece.

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“One of the first things that impressed me about Brooklyn Boulders was the sense of community. I find it inspirational, and, during my residency, I am going use it as a muse to develop a short play. In order to get a sense of the diversity and the individuals that make Brooklyn Boulders unique, I need to speak to as many members as possible. From these interviews I’ll develop a fictional play, which I will write while in one of the co-working spaces, and the play will be performed for the community in January.

You – yes, you – are what makes this community special and a part of the inspiration for this piece. I want to learn more about you. We’ll chat about what drew you to climbing, how it makes you feel, and, perhaps, share some stories of days on the wall. You don’t have to prepare anything. Just bring yourself.

Say hi and chat with Robin at BKB Queensbridge during the following times to be a part of her project:

  • November 3,  2-5PM
  • November 7, 6-7PM
  • November 9, 4-6PM
  • November 12, 9:30AM-11AM
  • November 14 ,12-2PM

I believe that stories are a type of magic. Through them we explore different worlds, new perspectives, and expanded possibilities.

You can also email her at Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. to set up a time or if you’re interested in being part of the performance itself!

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Robin Fusco is known for shattering social conventions in her work. She frequently creates characters who refuse to bend to society’s expectations and believes stories are a way of playing what if and, ultimately, of spurring change. Robin is also a performer. Similar to her writing, she most enjoys portraying unapologetic women who possess sharp senses of irony and refined wits. She writes for film, television, and the theatre and enjoys being able to instantly visit whatever world she chooses by simply creating it. Robin holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University and a BA in Theatre from Muhlenberg College.

Visit Robin’s website at or connect with her on Twitter @robinfusco.


To learn more about our Artist Residency Program, check it out here.


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infiniteforests: Ice lakes basin I


Ice lakes basin I

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Lisa Kerby Mexican Chicken Hueco Tanks, TX

Lisa Kerby
Mexican Chicken
Hueco Tanks, TX

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Just kicking it ?? Photo: Sendaholic

Just kicking it

liamlonsdale: Me. Doing a thing. … ‘Monster Minds’ at Thorn...


Me. Doing a thing.

‘Monster Minds’ at Thorn Crag, Lancashire. One of many bobby dazzlers at the crag.
Tag right now, thank you very much
#createexploretakeover #climbers #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing #kletterszene #klettern #trainhard #tryhard #beastmode #bouldern #bouldering #escalada #neverstopexploring #nevergiveup #findyourpeak #keepitcontagious #抱石 #攀岩 #クライミング
#ボルダリング #arrampicata #gritstone #lancashire #gobezerk #inspired #sunset_madness (at Tarnbrook)

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I’ve gotten about 100 compliments on this shirt from Klifurhúsið today….I think it might be time for another #Iceland trip ingelnook: . by Careless Edition on Flickr.


. by Careless Edition on Flickr.

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I’ll Wait ▪️ Karl-Shakur  ▪️ Instagram

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iluvtheoldkanye: Sunrise On The Nameless Tower (6,230 m),...


Sunrise On The Nameless Tower (6,230 m), Karakoram, Pakistan | By Bill Hatcher [3350x2227] by TheCuteWolf

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In honor of #wcw…girl sesh at the house ☺️

Photo: Sendaholic

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Jeanette J. Epps

Aerospace engineer Dr. Jeanette J. Epps was born on November 3, 1970 in Syracuse, New York. Before she was selected by NASA to become an astronaut, she had worked as a Technical Intelligence Officer for the CIA. Dr. Epps has also written highly-cited papers on her research involving swept-tip beams and shape memory alloys. In 2014, she participated in an undersea mission to help inform space station activity. In 2018, she will go into outer space aboard the Soyuz spacecraft and spend at least six months at the International Space Station.

Happy birthday, Dr. Jeanette J. Epps!

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Dance Strappy Bra, Vest, Studio Urban Instinct Tight, Sneakers all c/o Reebok.



To get started in the outdoors, you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be a little brave. Inspired by a TED Talk given by Reshma Saujani, Dirtbag Darling is aiming to foster a community that encourages more women and girls (ourselves included) to take risks instead of pursuing perfection. We believe introducing women to the outdoors can change the future.

In the spirit of our mission, Dirtbag Darling contributors are eschewing “perfect” and pursing bravery with long list of outdoor pursuits. Founder Johnie Gall has teamed up with Reebok on a three-part #PerfectNever training challenge in the spirit of our new goal.




My body folds in on itself, droplets of sweat dangling off the tip of my nose. A look of real concern flashes my boxing coach’s face. For a moment, I think I might actually pass out, just tip over face first onto the padded floor. And really, that would be ok, I think to myself. At least then I’d have a good story to tell. Because right now, this isn’t a tale I feel like retelling.

I didn’t pass out. I did spend the next ten minutes slumped over in a hard plastic chair, carefully sipping water and cooling my burning face in front of a rotating fan. My friend—the one who invited me to try boxing with her in the back of a tiny hole-in-the-wall martial arts studio—glanced over briefly between punches to mouth, “Are you ok?”

This wasn’t how today was supposed to go. I spent five years training in martial arts as a teenager, a sport I took seriously enough to earn myself a spot on the demonstration team. I could throw a punch. My kicks were high and strong. I spend most of my time outdoors doing “tough” sports like mountain biking and rock climbing. Boxing? Piece of cake.

And at first, it was. The boxing coach asked for 25 pushups, and I delivered them with perfect form.  “This girl is gonna kick all your asses!” he declared to the room. But it didn’t take long for things to deteriorate. Maybe it was the oppressing heat of that room. Or that bowl of pasta. Or maybe, I admitted to myself, I just wasn’t as fit as I thought I was.




I decided right then and there to give myself a free pass. In fact, I would get all the free passes I wanted. Free pass here, free pass there because, hot damn girl, you weren’t perfect at boxing and that is the best news ever. And here’s why:

Perfect is boring. When you’re perfect at something, you’re done. You’ll never learn something new or prove to yourself you can adapt. Because perfect never evolves. Perfect never takes chances or shows you something new. Perfect is passionless. Perfect isn’t brave.

And, maybe most importantly, perfect never has any good stories to tell.

Thank you to Reebok for partnering with Dirtbag Darling and donating all the gear in this story.


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Intro to Strength Training - 4 Week Plan This program is designed for climbers who have been actively climbing in the gym or outside and are considering adding structured training to their program. This plan features fundamental strength exercises and hangboard work.


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If you follow the climbing media, it seems like a new teenage crusher is always popping up.  It can be easy to get lost in who is now the youngest to climb whatever grade, and it can be tempting to […]

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We’re excited to announce that Connie Sun is our newest addition to the BKB Artist Residency program! She’ll be working on a series of cartoons about animals and climbing beta.

Cartoon by Connie Sun.Cartoon by Connie Sun.
A note from artist Connie Sun:

I’m a cartoonist based in New York City and I’m excited to be a new artist in residence at Brooklyn Boulders. For the next 4 months, I’ll be drawing a series of comic strips on the theme of “Animal Climbing Beta,” dedicated to our personal journeys and the funny friendships we form with fellow climbers. 


The community at Brooklyn Boulders has come to mean a lot to me in a short span of time. I’m relatively new to the sport and one of the unexpected gifts of climbing has been the people I have met, who have generously shared wisdom, kindness, and beta with me. 


On good and bad days, I can always count on climbing as a safe space where I can leave stress and anxiety off to the side, off my mind. Sometimes I face them on the wall, but somehow, there’s always somebody nearby who knows my name and cheers me on when I need it most. I didn’t know when I started climbing how much I would feel uplifted by this community, both on and off the wall.


I hope you enjoy the cartoons. They are dedicated to YOU: everyone who “climbs” in every sense — reaches high, learns to fall, gets back up again, and finally sends. 

If you have cartoon ideas, animal suggestions, or stories about BKB friendships, find me @cartoonconnie on TwitterInstagramTumblr, and Facebook, or say hi in person!

Connie Sun is an NYC cartoonist who works in higher education and draws an illustrated status message a day (Mon-Fri) on Her cartoons also appear in GoComicsAngry Asian Man, and McSweeney’s
You can also check her out in this recent NY Times video, featuring Asian-Americans:






To learn more about our Artist Residency Program, check it out here.

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