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Rock Roots: Nancy Lane


Nancy Lane on Predator (5.13b) at her home crag in Rumney, NH

Every time I see that big maroon van in the Rumney parking lot, I know the fairy godmother of Rumney is here. The first time I met Nancy Lane, she floated up my project using completely different beta than I’d ever seen (…and I had spent a good bit of time waiting in line, trying to pick up new beta). I didn’t see her again until she whirled around my next project, making it look effortless by twirling her body into heel hooks, knee bars, and shoulder scums where I’d never seen them used before. Watching Nancy makes me want to get on rock immediately and try to achieve a fraction of the grace she’s just displayed.

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