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I’ve never had an issue. Tattoos are pretty deep in the skin(I believe they sit just under the endodermis). It would have to be a pretty wicked cut to mess up a tattoo. But it’s possible for sure. My friend kyle fell long boarding and took out a large chunk from his shoulder.

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dirtlegends:On our way to the top of the Grand Teton, WY.

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On our way to the top of the Grand Teton, WY.

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dirtlegends:Lisa Chullich climbing in Leavenworth, WA

Lisa Chullich climbing in Leavenworth, WA

 

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Goblin Valley State Park, UT

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dirtlegends:Don’t stay in hotels.  Perfecting the Land Cruiser...

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Don’t stay in hotels.  Perfecting the Land Cruiser bed changed my life.  

 

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dirtlegends:Climbing Beyond Life Sit V12

Climbing Beyond Life Sit V12

 

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Scott Channing Hall — dirtlegends: Cliff DwellersInstall Theme
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Uinta Mountains

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dirtlegends: Uinta Mountains Photos by Scott Channing Hall (IG:...
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dirtlegends: Dirtlegend’s Scott Hall - 5 days floating, camping...

Dirtlegend’s Scott Hall - 5 days floating, camping and fishing on the River of No Return.  Frank Church Wilderness Idaho.

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dirtlegends: Big Bend Bouldering with @wayw

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Big Bend Bouldering with @wayw

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Hi Steph!
You’re seriously my favorite female climber. You embody kindness, adventure, risk, joy, and understanding. You’re incredibly wise, I love this whole site you have up!

So I have a question. What’s your theory/thoughts/practices on retirement planning? I know finances is a personal question. But I’m trying to live simply in order for me to fully enjoy this life while I have it. I’m 24, 1 year out of college, working a lowkey job in the outdoor industry with an environmental education nonprofit. So I’m not making a ton of money. But this job invigorates me. Allows me to know people that inspire me. And allows me to keep climbing as much as I can. A lifestyle I want to keep up forever! Should I not even worry about this question for a few more years?

I’m okay with living with little, only necessities, I don’t need a ton of money to be happy. I do have some school debt, not a massive amount, definitely less than average. I like to think that things will work out on their own and I shouldn’t worry about my debt at this moment. But I don’t want to be irresponsible either. Anyways. I’m learning how to budget and what that should look like.

For long term future, I wonder what people in this kind of lifestyle do for retirement planning. It doesn’t seem like a lot of us have a ton of money or even care for it. Are people thinking about what they’ll do after they’re 65?

My friends grandma has to crash with all her kids because she has zero savings. And it just worries me, I want to be independent and not depending/intruding on others.
Becca

Hi Becca,
Thanks for writing to me! When I was 24 and living the dirtbag lifestyle I noticed that most of the other women I knew had a similar level of concern about the future. I think it’s totally normal, and I applaud your thoughtfulness about finances–I agree with you, being able to be independent and avoid being a burden on others is very important. It’s also important to be happy and living a healthy life. I do think it’s pretty common for people to live above their means, and I think that’s the single biggest mistake people make.

As climbers and outdoorspeople we learn the difference between necessities and luxuries, and we appreciate minimalism. People have different approaches to finances. For me, money is really about freedom and security more than it’s about pieces of paper or the things you can get with them, and there is a balance. I learned early on that I personally feel very uncomfortable and unhappy if I am in debt or have recurring expenses that could limit my freedom, or if I feel like I might not be able to take care of myself financially. I also learned that most things I really value don’t cost much money. When I was about your age, just out of school, my fixed expenses were health insurance and car insurance for the car I was living in. I also spent money on gas, food, car repairs, occasional clothing (thrift store), climbing gear (used), resoles, dog food/vet, calling cards (pre cell phone days) and postcard stamps. I opened a Roth IRA because I earned less than $10,000/year and this is pretty much who Roths are for. It was important to me to follow my dreams, but I also had a lot of anxiety about the thought of being in my 60s and still living in the Oldsmobile (though it seems like a lot of people in their 60s have a dream of living in RVs and traveling!).

My best advice to you is to work on paying off your debt, spend as little money as possible (look seriously at what you are spending on even basic things like cell phones and groceries, and focus on how you can get those numbers as low as possible). Keep in mind that if you choose to live as a free agent, rather than working for the government or at a job with benefits, you will always have to take care of yourself because no one is going to give you a pension or a matching 401K plan: you’re on your own. Set yourself a goal of saving $1000 so you can open a Roth IRA at Vanguard.com–you are so young that if you can just get the IRA started and then get into the habit of adding as much as you’re able to over the years, it will compound into a pretty significant amount of money by the time you’re 65. And play with this idea: could you find a way to put $5000 in a Roth every year? If so, starting at age 25, you could have almost $1.5 million when you’re 65, tax free!, which seems crazy. That might be an unattainable goal right now, but often when we set a goal we somehow find ourselves reaching it.

Climbers are very good at being cheap, it’s one of our best skills! You’d be surprised at how many people live a very high-cost lifestyle and have little to no savings and also a large amount of debt. If you can live simply and focus on saving habits, you’ll also be surprised at how you’ll be able to build yourself a savings cushion over the years so you can take care of yourself and not have worries about losing your independence. This approach isn’t exciting or glamorous like winning the lottery or getting a high salary job, and it doesn’t happen fast, but if you keep plugging away at it, living simply and saving money will get you there in the end. It also keeps you focused on the things that matter like experiences and beautiful places versus things that don’t matter so much.

Just try to find that balance between freedom and security
Steph

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definedbypassion:Get it while the gettin’s good! Early March...

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Get it while the gettin’s good! Early March sending temps! @sophiaa.catherine bears down through the crux moves of OHT, in The Flagstaff Amphitheater. Five star line all day with an highball mantle that’ll really get the blood pumping! #sandbagcity #oldschoolboulders #newschoolpsych #ladycrusher #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #flagstaffmountain #adventure #adventurephotography #travel #wanderlust #explore #tryhardandbleed #organicclimbing #optoutside #rei1440project #mountainlife #canon #canon_official

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defeat-the-crux: Anna Stöhr

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Anna Stöhr

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deanbrophy: “Here is @lillaspindel- an awesome climber, woman...

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“Here is @lillaspindel- an awesome climber, woman and mom- #climbing in Castle Rocks, Idaho a couple years ago! #outdoorwomen #climbergirl #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climblikeagirl #girlswhoclimb #prettyfitladies” by @alexandrasimone_photography on Instagram http://ift.tt/1VTo7iT

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Daniel Fernandez enDaniel Fernandez en Los Tepuyeros 5.11c. Auyantepuy Venezuela

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danceofthewoolimasters:ben ditto. olde english, v11. tuolumne...

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ben ditto. olde english, v11. tuolumne meadows, yosemite national park, california. june 2015.

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quotelounge:   Interlude

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porscheartdaily: More of this quirky 550 rep | Cr:...

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More of this quirky 550 rep | Cr: Unknown

#cult911 #porscheartdaily #porsche #porsche911 #porsche550 #spyder #modifiedporsche

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photography is about chasing good light good locations....

photography is about chasing good light & good locations. this is as good as it gets. http://ift.tt/2lkqYVd

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Philippines ClimbingPhilippines Climbing Expedition with James Pearson

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petzl-volta-guide

The new Petzl Volta Guide is touted as an ideal cord for “intensive mountaineering,” certified for single, half or twin rope use. Over the last couple of months, I’ve used it on such cutting-edge mountaineering routes as Glitter Gulch, The Machinist and Velociraptor. Not familiar with these alpine test pieces? Yeah, the truth is these are sport climbs, and I haven’t actually done any mountaineering with this rope, but that’s the thing: it’s also great for clipping bolts!

Like all Petzl ropes, the Volta Guide features the EverFlex treatment, which provides a unique blend of durability and suppleness. Durability is always a concern with a lighter cord, and after several months of use there is some light wear visible on the sheath, but otherwise it’s holding up nicely. Given the small diameter I don’t expect it to last as long as a thicker rope like the 9.5 Arial, but that’s the price you pay for less weight.

Unlike some skinny ropes, it doesn’t feel too meager in hand, which gave added peace of mind when I was pumping out on a steep wall. Likewise, it moves quickly through belay devices when feeding rope to a leader, meaning you’re less likely to short rope your partner who frantically pulls up slack like their life depends on it.

The closest I got to taking this mountaineering was some local ice climbing. One day started off with cold snow flurries and a wintry feel that later turned into sloppy and wet conditions. Thanks to the new Guide Dry treatment, which exceeds the UIAA water repellent standards, absorbing less than 2% of it’s weight in water, I was impressed with how little wetness it collected over the course of the day. I did get a little nervous on lead when kicking at the ice with such a small cord dangling below me, but it certainly made me more precise with my footwork so as not to impale the rope on my frontpoints.

Because it’s aimed at mountaineers, it’s available in several shorter lengths that are ideal when you only need to break it out for short, technical pitches high on a mountain. Weighing in at 54 grams per meter, this wont take up a lot of room in your pack and is ideal for any climbing that requires a big approach, from alpine routes to cragging areas like the Fortress here in Western Colorado. The orange color is not only fun but means the black middle marker really stands out, even after repeated use and some dirt turns it more of a peach color.

For the environmentally minded consumer, all Petzl ropes conform to the bluesign standard, which ensures the product meets stringent environmental and consumer safety requirements.

Retail: $254.95 (60m)

  • Ideal for mountaineering & sport climbing
  • Available lengths: 30m, 40m, 50m, 60m
  • Guide Dry exceeds UIAA water repellent standards
  • 54 grams per meter
  • Bluesign certified

More info and tech specs available on the Petzl website.

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Petzl Roctrip 2011 iPetzl Roctrip 2011 in Getu, China

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outsportspics: Woman climber by Adam Kokot

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Woman climber by Adam Kokot

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Our Red River trip took a serious hit due to injuries, now it’s...

Our Red River trip took a serious hit due to injuries, now it’s just me and one other friend driving down in my car. So, instead of killing ourselves to drive almost 18 hours in one day, we’re breaking the trip up into 2 parts. I’m picking him up in Mass, and then we’ll be staying at the Gunks for an undetermined amount of time (2ish days, idk, we’ll play it by weather), checking out the area and doing some bouldering. Then we’re heading down to the Red in another 10 hour stretch. Wish us luck!

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organya, spain a beautiful place

organya, spain
a beautiful place

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opencrag:Now the bad fronts have subsided it’s time to get back...

opencrag:

Now the bad fronts have subsided it’s time to get back on some projects and back to quality areas! - Andy

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opencrag: Will Murphy on the mini classic ‘Three Pocket Wall 5+’...

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Will Murphy on the mini classic ‘Three Pocket Wall 5+’ on the Trackside boulder at Curbar.

You’ve got to love bouldering for it’s constant easy walk ins. Yeah sometimes it’s bad, but when the walk in 30 seconds away from the car park you know you’re going to have a good time.

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The Egyptian, V11 Drop Zone, V11 The Receptionist, V10 The Girl, V10 Black Hole, V10 Pasty Gangster, V10 No Honor amongst Thieves, V10 Don't peace me out Jimmy Simmons, yo!, V9/10 Carnivore, V9 Anorexic, V6

 
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One more move - Ty LOne more move - Ty Landman on Ace (V13), Stanage Plantation. Photo by Alex Messenger.

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One last mountain bike ride before #tommyandginawedding (at...

One last mountain bike ride before #tommyandginawedding (at Poway, California)

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