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There’s something about feeling the air beneath your feet 🌬 a yawning space that fades into the background but never quite goes away. Looking forward to hanging in the void again. @blackdiamond ❤️🖤 @james_lucas 📸 #climbing #tradclimbing

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This past week I took over the @accessfund Instagram, sharing a few of my favorite things about #Payahuunadü. Much of what I learned comes from Jolie Varela of @indigenouswomenhike, an inspiring women who is passionately working to reclaim Native heritage and culture. I am grateful for the energy Jolie puts forth into the world - educating others on the violent history of colonization and its current-day impacts is a difficult and emotionally draining task. Jolie is currently hiking the Nüümü Poyo, also known as the John Muir Trail, raising awareness of the ancestral trade route that was traveled by the First People long before colonizers claimed it. Her posts encourage the reader to consider those whose voices have been silenced for so long. Give @indigenouswomenhike a follow ✨ There’s always something to learn! Thanks for everything you do Jolie 💕

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It’s quite nice to be back with this one 💛💙 @james_lucas You are equal parts home and the next great adventure. I’m grateful for every encouraging word and innovative joke. No special occasion... Just want to say thanks for being you 😘 I’m happy to be wherever you are. 📸🙏🏻 @brettlowell

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Even boulders need hugs. #lovematters 🤗📸 @petite.press #climbing #bouldering #guanellapass @thenorthface_climb

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Hands up 🙋🏻‍♀️ for Global Climbing Day on August 24th! 🌎 GCD is founded on the principle that #WallsAreMeantForClimbing. Economic, social, and emotional walls divide communities and prevent people from connecting with their goals. But #GlobalClimbingDay challenges the idea that walls are impassable. Think about a personal wall of your own, something that is blocking your way. How can you overcome this challenge and get to the top? I’m certain there’s good beta to figure out 😉 I’m proud to join this initiative with @thenorthface and will be sharing my own wall-climbing experiences at @bkbx and @brooklynboulders Somerville on August 24th. Join me! 🤗 📸 @cahrisa from The Hang #climbing #bouldering #neverstopexploring @thenorthface_climb

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10 days in Brazil, 27 days in Peru, 8 days in New England. Now I’m 2 days home here in Colorado and savoring every minute ☺️ Time to start thinking about autumn projects! 🍂 @bearcam 📸 #climbing #bouldering

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A return to my roots 🌱 @senatorwilliams 💚

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92 degrees 🥵 on the east coast, but that didn’t stop this merry crew of boulderers from getting out!! We played around on fresh Conway blocks and I even managed a lil’ first ascent 😁😁 then took a dip in Whitton Pond afterwards! What a fun, classic session with @ben_climber @brettarete @bradyclimbsalot @martin_rocknetwork @alexa_gutowski 💛 Thanks for the tour. Love hanging with my New England homies!! 📸 @ben_climber #climbing #bouldering #newenglandbouldering #newhampshire

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Peru Final Expedition Status: Medium. We lived at altitude, bolted fresh limestone, and romped up steep, unknown terrain. We got stomachaches, got lost, got snowed on. We went without running water on several occasions and overdosed on Star Mix gummies. We made new friends, @cocorsirvas @diana.alexia.gomez 🤗 and experienced the beauty of Quechua culture through wide smiles and grateful handshakes. Most importantly, we operated as a team 👯‍♀️👯‍♂️ I’m stoked that my first @thenorthface trip was shared with @emilyaharrington @honngy @jacopolarcher @jonglassberg @joshuauhl 💛💛 You guys taught me a lot. I’m sad it’s over but I’m already looking forward to the next one. Just need to enjoy a few hot showers beforehand 😜😜 @thenorthface_climb 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #PituMarca #Peru #climbing

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[📸 @jacopolarcher] Swipe left ⬅️ for a few steps in the ground-up bolting process. You start by confirming access of the wall. Then you pick a probable line to the top. Next, you quest into the unknown in search of your first bolt placement. Find a (precarious) stance, haul your tools up, and start drilling! . Neither @emilyaharrington nor I had ever attempted something ground-up, but we figured the best way to learn was to just go and do it. Turns out being on the sharp end with a bunch of tools dangling from your harness, clinging to dirty holds and staring into unknown terrain, is absolutely terrifying. Who knew? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 I experienced fear in a completely new way and expressed myself accordingly 😅 I hesitated, doubted myself, and screamed general expletives into the wind. But I also drew inspiration from @emilyaharrington’s nerves of steel and ability to push on in spite of uncertain circumstances. The scene doesn’t seem as scary when you’re in it together 😁 . Today is my last day in Pitumarca. I’m unsure if we’ll finish this particular line, but we’ll try, and the experience gained has already been invaluable. Stoked to make this last day count!! 💛💛 #teamdangertaco @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface

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[[📸 @jacopolarcher]] 5 years ago @cocorsirvas aka Coco, and his partner @diana.alexia.gomez asked permission of the Quechua to develop and climb on their land. It took hours of patient translating to convey their intentions, since the Quechua speak only their native tongue and very little Spanish. But @cocorsirvas recognized the potential of Pitumarca and dedicated himself to the cause. . Eventually permission was granted, and Coco began bolting area classics. Today he acts as liaison between climbers and the Quechua community while continuing to visualize new routes. Cheers Coco and Diana 🍻 for your warm welcome and your tireless effort towards putting Pitumarca on the climbing map. Thank you!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #climbing #Pitumarca @thenorthface_climb

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[[📸 @honngy]] Pitumarca is inhabited by the Quechua, a friendly people living in the foothills of the Vilcanota mountain range. They farm papas 🥔 and breed alpaca/llamas 🦙 to sustain their communities. . The Quechua welcome climbers with enthusiasm, but under an important condition- we must exit the valley before dark. Turns out alpaca are extremely timid animals, and pregnant alpaca even more so. Cars driving down the winding road at night can scare a pregnant alpaca to the point where she loses her baby 😟 . Communicating is an essential component in maintaining relations between climbers and the Quechua. If we want to climb on their land we must ask, listen to, and respect their wishes. Pitumarca is a fresh opportunity for climbers to build positive experiences with the locals. I’m grateful to @cocorsirvas for helping translate and allowing us to participate in these early stages 🙏🏻🙏🏻 @honngy @emilyharrington @jacopolarcher @thenorthface_climb #pitumarca #climbing

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Last year, @joshlrsn and @chadurif established some incredible lines here in Pitumarca. The area is only a little over 5 years old, so the amount of potential feels a bit overwhelming. It’s been great climbing on the established gems and creating a few of our own. The remote nature of this area presents its own challenges but we are slowly finding our groove 🦙🦙 @honngy 📸🙏🏻 #climbing #pitumarca @thenorthface_climb

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I think I’m more nervous looking at this poster than on the day it actually happened 😅 Climbing Too Big To Flail remains a blissful memory, and I’m excited to share the experience in this year’s @reelrock. Stay tuned 🍂🍁 for upcoming shows! 📸 @brettlowell #climbing #bouldering #Payahuunadü #reelrock14

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Scoping, bolting, cleaning, climbing. Doubling up on safety eyewear, then forgetting in the moment. Drill at 45 degrees, BRRT BRRT, hammer, twist, boom! We have a route!! It feels pretty adventurous bolting at 14,000 feet, and hard to climb as well... but with a little more work, hopefully @emilyaharrington and I will make our way up this freshie. 🤗🤗 @thenorthface_climb #climbing #pitumarca #peru

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Yesterday we quested up a steep ridge line, bolted some anchors, and rapped into an untouched limestone cliff. The rock needs a lot of cleaning and is sometimes too sandy or soft to bolt. But it’s exciting to check out anyways! I had a ton of fun swinging around, scoping lines, and learning the ropes 😉 Route development is such an adventure! @emilyaharrington @jacopolarcher @honngy 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #climbing #pitumarca #Peru

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Me after sleeping at 11k, climbing at 13k, and hiking up to 14k 😶😴😀 We’re a couple days into our trip here in Pitumarca, Peru, scoping limestone walls and admiring the endless herds of alpaca. I’m adjusting to the altitude and stoked to adventure with @emilyaharrington @honngy (📸) and @jacopolarcher !! Time to learn how to bolt 🛠 @thenorthface_climb #climbing #pitumarca

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🇧🇷🇧🇷 This trip was too short, yet so sweet. I had just enough time to develop a few lines, including my favorite ⤴️ Gláucia (V10). ‘Brigada Brazil 🙏🏻 for sharing your climbing, but more importantly showing me the soul that shines within the community. I felt so welcomed, and cannot wait to return! @honngy 📸 #climbing #bouldering #climbbrazil @thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @milholands @milho_ventura @felipe.camargo @rafapassos_escalada @digaoclimb

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Earlier this year, my dad got into a car accident that nearly took his life. Days, weeks, and months passed with his progress marked in small increments. He learned how to sit up, put on a shirt, get out of bed, take a step, take more steps, and slowly return to a resemblance of normality. He continues to work hard at his recovery. Today is his birthday 🎂 and I can’t put into words how grateful I am for his continuing presence, his warmth, and his inspiration. My Dad bounced back from such a hard experience... I love his strength and perseverance through it all. Happy Birthday Dad ❤️❤️ @senatorwilliams

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Twenty minutes before @honngy snapped this photo, I teetered on top of a boulder, screaming, after disturbing a hidden wasp’s nest. My legs burned as I slapped my exposed skin. I returned to the group stung and subdued, eyes watering as three particularly painful welts rose up. The boyos were cleaning a beautiful wall we had spied earlier. A little cleaning, a little padding, and Hive Mind (V7) was born. Team effort and a need for distraction got me up this line in a couple tries. Cheers to the crew for laughing at the stings and encouraging me to climb it off. The hive came together for this one 🐝🐝🇧🇷🇧🇷 #milhoverde #climbing #bouldering #firstascent #climbbrazil

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Crew shot 🇧🇷🇧🇷 I broke my phone second day in 😅 but being unplugged allows me to be totally immersed in chill Brazilian lifestyle. The climbing, the hang, and the people have been one big whirlwind experience. This trip is just getting started but I only have a few more days before flying to Peru! Psyched to make the most of it 😁 @felipe.camargo @honngy @dawoods89 @shawnraboutou @giuliano_cameroni 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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Throwback to Brazil 🇧🇷 aaaand fast forward, cause I’m flying to São Paulo today!! Stoked for a couple weeks of bouldering with these hooligans @dawoods89 @honngy @felipe.camargo @shawnraboutou 👹👹 See you guys soon! . @lello_climb 📸🤗 #climbing #bouldering #climbbrazil

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Swipe ⬅️⬅️ for some competition psyche!! ( @torypowers 📸) . Yesterday, I decided to check out The Hang at @earthtreksenglewood because it’s right in my backyard 🥳 so why not?? And I’m glad I did!! Its been a long time since I last competed... I used to set high expectations for myself and would often fall short of satisfaction. I’ve battled with pressure and never quite figured out how to deal with it. But last night felt different. The unorthodox format helped, but I also genuinely wanted to climb against a strong field of women because it’s just so!! damn!! motivating!!! I didn’t care how many boulders I topped or how far I got. I just wanted to try hard. And I did, I really did try hard 😂😂 Particularly on this problem above ⬆️⬆️ It’s the only one I completed, but I put work into learning the movement and finally executed (after many tries). . Big thanks to the organizers for their hard work 🙏🏻🙏🏻 and shoutout to my friends and fellow competitors 💛 there were so many inspiring athletes that showed up. I might have to start dipping my toes back into comps... just for fun! 😉 . #climbing #bouldering #climbingcompetition

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BTS with @reelrock ✌🏼😄Excited for this year’s lineup!! @mortimer_peter @maxmunchi 🎥

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From the future: A terra-formed Mars where gravity is still only 38% that of Earth’s. The new standard is V30. Free soloing is NBD. 😉 Thanks for the creative rendition Michael Rodriguez! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #climbing #bouldering #freesolo

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Throwback to PsicoRoc at Summersville Lake ☀️🌸 I’m actually on my way back to West Virginia today! No deep water soloing this time I’m but looking forward to a fun weekend for the @heyflashfoxy Summerfest. Stoked to present a little slideshow tomorrow night and teach a bouldering clinic on Saturday. Can’t wait to meet and hang with everyone!! 😁😁 (📸 @mollywolffphotography 🙏🏻) . #climbing #flashfoxysummerfest #deepwatersoloing

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A few weeks ago, @climbinsimon98 helped me make up some limit boulders on the @moonclimbing board. When I first started, I could barely hold the distance between the majority of these holds. Now I’ve stuck a few moves and am even making small links!! 😄😄 In these vids, I’m using intermediate hands and feet to ‘stick’ the moves while working towards using the holds on the original climb. Swipe left ⬅️⬅️ to see a layout of the problems sans intermediates. . The goal of limit bouldering is to find moves that are just out of my range of ability. I work up to them by subbing in closer holds or slightly better feet while still keeping the same movement. These three climbs are fairly basic: the first two are simple pulling (mirrored for consistency) and the third is extended compression. I’m still far away from ‘sending’ the lines but ultimately that’s not my motivation. These climbs help strengthen movement that is applicable to a variety of outdoor climbing, while also working on my weakness of reachy compression. . I haven’t been posting about my training the past few weeks because I’ve actually felt truly psyched on it again. I’m back on my @gnarlynutrition BCAAs and protein combo. I go into the gym, try hard, get my session done, and leave. It’s been nice to just put my head down, but I’m also stoked to share my progress! . Try out these limit boulders for yourself and let me know how it goes! 🤗🤗 #climbing #bouldering #moonboard #trainingforclimbing

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Frankie developed cataracts over the past few months 😭 but she still sniffs out her food bowl with ease! Hedgehogs don’t really need their eyes anyways because their sense of smell is really good. My old lady is hangin’ in there! 🦔💕 @frankievonquillsbury

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Got my #grrface on 😬😬 @bearcam 📸 @reelrock @thenorthface_climb . #climbing #bouldering #roynewmexico

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Using Jedi Mind Tricks to fight the dark side 🔮 #throwback @rockandicemag 📸 @jeremiahdoehne 🙏🏻 #climbing #bouldering #payahuunadü

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No cool photos today 💁🏻‍♀️ Just me sitting outside the gym, done with my training session for the morning and enjoying a perfect americano ☕️☺️ in my reusable @stojo cup!! This is NOT an ad by the way, I bought it myself and just honestly love it (been using it for the past few months). I drink a lot of coffee, especially while traveling, and wanted something that looked/felt like a coffee cup without being too cumbersome like a thermos. I chose @stojo because it’s collapsible (big plus!!), rinses well, and has a nice overall feel. It doesn’t keep liquids hot for long but I’m not exactly nursing my coffee 😁 If you’re looking to reduce waste, start with your daily coffee and get a reusable cup!

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It’s cheating if you bend your knees. #rulesofclimbing 😂 @hazel_findlay 📸 @james_lucas 🙌🏼

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Soaking up the sun in one of my favorite Front Range spots 🌞🌞 #topofthefirst 😎 @nativeeyewear

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“I don’t want you to make an Instagram post if it means you’re procrastinating on your paper!! ... I don’t want to see that post until your paper is done!! ... Are you typing it now as we speak?” - Mom, still making sure I get my work done 😁😁 Happy Mothers Day to the woman who knows me best!! I’ll go finish my paper now 😘❤️ @christinegluke

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@james_lucas gave me beta for this ground-up ascent and said I still made it look “sketchy,” 😅 but I was just procrastinating a bit 😁 Either bail at 10-12 feet or go a little farther... 💁🏻‍♀️ A few extra feet seemed more efficient. Thanks for hanging in there with me guys! @james_lucas @bearcam 📸 “Highball/Solo” (V5/5.12), the actual name 😂 of a lesser-climbed line in the Flatirons. #bouldering #highball #climbing @organicclimbing

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Which shoe do you put on first: right or left? And does it matter if you’re right or left-handed? I’m right handed, and I usually put my right shoe on first. The other day I put my left shoe on first and it felt weird as hell. Same with pant legs. What’s up with that? 🤨😂 . @hazel_findlay 📸🙏🏻 #climbing #bouldering @organicclimbing

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The last year has been an eye-opening practice of prioritization. What is most important to me? How do I arrange my time to get everything done? The truth is I haven’t figured it out yet, but I can sense when one part or another is falling way behind. Right now it’s my overall physical strength, and there’s some serious catching up to do 😅 I have no definitive goals at the moment but I’m feeling more psyched on training than I have in a long time. There are definitely gains to be made 😁 . 5sec assisted one arms, 8 pull-ups w/ 20lbs, 10sec small edge hang. Rest 3 min, repeat 5 times! . @gnarlynutrition 💪🏼🥛 #climbing #trainingforclimbing

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When working out vertical styles of climbing, remember: stand tall and kiss the wall 😘 This means trusting your feet enough to push as high as you can, and keeping everything (shoulders, hips, center of gravity) as close to the rock as possible. Actual kissing optional, but I mean if you’re feeling passionate... 💋😉 . @bearcam 📸 unknown highball at Dino Rock, right of Merest Excrescences. Fun fun!! @organicclimbing #climbing #bouldering

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I’ve been reading a book for my Intrapersonal Communications class called “Mindset,” written by Stanford professor and psychologist Carol Dweck. She covers some fascinating material on ‘fixed’ vs. ‘growth’ mindsets and how they affect our behavior. . In essence, a fixed mindset prioritizes innate ability/talent and ultimately holds us back, while a growth mindset focuses on hard work and propels us forward in the long run. It’s eye-opening to learn about these perspectives and consider the ‘fixed’ parts of my own life. . I started out with a lot of talent in climbing and was labeled a ‘natural’, but ended up struggling with ego and fear of trying hard because having to work for something meant I wasn’t talented. I didn’t have that exact inner dialogue as a young person, but I can see how it held me back and how it still influences me today. I’ve definitely learned a lot since the early days but there’s always more work to be done 😉 . Obviously my description of these concepts are in their most basic form; I strongly recommend checking out “Mindset” for a full understanding. It’s particularly helpful for coaches, parents, and teachers 🤓🤓 . @james_lucas 📸 from a growth-minded spring day in my favorite place ever 🌸🌸 #Buttermilks

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Revisiting the moment ✨ @brettlowell 📸 #climbing #payahuunadü

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Yesterday’s #UncommonClassics tour in the Front Range yielded surprisingly good lines and a stellar crew. @jennflemm @james_lucas @cedarwright @nmilfeld @hazel_findlay @bearcam @jessehuey spent the day scoping rad moves, grabbing grips, and eating pizza for a post-sesh hang. I 💜 Boulder ☺️☺️ #climbing

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This photo pretty much sums up my process of climbing tall boulders: a sea of @organicclimbing pads, a tangle of rope gear, and a big goofy smile. Happy to be out in the sun, looking at pretty lines ☀️😌 . @bearcam 🐻📸 #climbing #bouldering

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“Big Wall James” still living up to his name 🙌🏼😍 I got your spot @james_lucas !! . @bearcam 🐻📸🤗 @reelrock #climbing #bouldering #ohboyohroy

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“Shoot for the [jug]. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the [spotters].” Basically what Norman Vincent Peale meant. @johnevansphoto 📸 from last year’s @rockandicemag Photo Camp 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #climbing #bouldering

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Tryna get to the top - what’s up there? 👀👀 Stay curious and you’ll find out! 💛❤️💙💚 @james_lucas 📸 #roybouldering #climbing @organicclimbing

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Enjoy, appreciate, protect. 🌏🌍🌎 #EarthDay

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Motivation in climbing rises and falls, and I’ve been feeling the dip these past couple weeks. I haven’t been psyched to train or even climb that much. My muscles are weaker and my endurance is lacking. But that’s okay 💁🏻‍♀️ It’s all part of a bigger cycle; momentum and stillness, purpose and aimlessness. I don’t know which direction I’m going yet but I know I’ll end up somewhere 🔜🔝🤗 . That being said, I’ve been slowly finding my mojo again in the form of local mini-projects. Boulder, CO has a funny phenomenon where obscure climbs suddenly become popular through social media and a little bit of herd mentality. I happily jumped on this month’s Boulder Bandwagon, Tower of Power (V10), and sent it yesterday after borrowing some psyche from @hunterdamianiart and @courtneyasanders. Sometimes the motivation isn’t in the climbing but in the people you’re climbing with. Thanks y’all 🙏🏻🙏🏻 . #climbing #bouldering #BoulderBandwagon #Flatirons

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My lil hedgie is ready for spring 🌱🌼🌱 #FrankiesFridayFeels 🦔😍 @frankievonquillsbury

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Throwback to a warm day in #HorsePens40 ☀️☀️ You ever get a feeling that you’re not holding on, even though you’re somehow still holding on ...? 😅 @mr.bigstrings 📸📸 from last year’s @colorthecrag 💙💚❤️ . #climbing #bouldering #colorthecrag

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#oddlysatisfying 😁 Four @organicclimbing Big Pads in the middle (alternating 5” and 4”) bookended by two @organicclimbing Simple Pads. #bestinthebiz