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Women On Lead: Q&A With Ecuadorian Climber Andrea Castillo

Q&A With Ecuadorian Climber Andrea Castillo: Today’s Women on Lead post comes to us from Sarah Anne Perry, a writer, and climber currently living, climbing, and blogging from her current home base in Quito, Ecuador. Check out her blog Eat & Climb to keep up with her adventures! Lady crusher Andrea Castillo is a climber, coach, and entrepreneur in Quito, Ecuador. She knows the Colorado-sized country’s cliffs and mountains, and as she works to get Ecuador’s …

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Role Reversal: Interview With Emily And Tim Harrington

We had an interview with Emily and Tim Harrington, let’s get started. When I first saw Role Reversal it left a major impression on me: I want a dad like that. No offense to my own dad (I love you!), but how rad would it be to share a passion like climbing with your parent? Sure, my mom went to the climbing gym with me once, but I’m talking about traveling, exploring, and sharing the joys and frustrations …

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Women On Lead: An Interview With The Setters Of Austin Bouldering Project

Austin Bouldering Project: In November 2015, the largest bouldering gym in the United States opened in Austin, Texas. With 50,000 square feet, the Austin Bouldering Project (or ABP as it’s known by locals) shattered records. And who better to take on the job of head route setter for the massive gym than the former head route setter of their sister gym (Seattle Bouldering Project), Christine Deyo? Deyo started her setting career in Seattle and quickly …

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From Wc Champ To The Wcs: An Interview With Shauna Coxsey

An interview with Shauna Coxsey stole the spotlight earlier this year at the Bouldering World Cup Series with her poise, confidence, and all-around grit and determination. She became the first Brit to win the series and has a promising future ahead of her with the inclusion of climbing in the 2020 Olympics. We were honored to chat with her, not only because of her recent accomplishments but her continued dedication to empowering women by founding …

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Climb4Life: An Interview With Hera Athlete Whitney Boland

On September 10th at MetroRock in Boston, the HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation will be hosting their Climb4Life event with athlete Whitney Boland. I had the immense pleasure of getting to know her and her work with HERA, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and money for ovarian cancer research. Whitney on Requiem of a Heavyweight. Photo credit Christian Fracchia. Though I hadn’t heard of her before, when I mentioned her name to a couple climber friends I was told …

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Women On Lead: Interview With Jessica Mor, Founder Of 3Rd Rock

The climbing industry is full of innovative and creative people who use their talents to come up with ways that climbers can have an even better experience on the wall. The past few decades have given us lighter gear, better and harder ways to train, and opened up countless new routes in beautiful places that will keep us climbing for as long as we could possibly want. And now, thanks to a fun new company …

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Women On Lead: Cara Dozier, Owner Of Virginia Beach Rock Gym

Women On Lead: Cara Dozier, Owner Of Virginia Beach Rock Gym; Climbing gyms are perhaps the most valuable tool that we climbers have to build strength, improve technique, and prepare us physically and mentally to get out and crush on real rock. Gyms are probably where most of us started, and where a lot of people will end up staying, as indoor climbing quickly becomes a sport of its own. So while we love spending …

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Climbing Destination: Refugio Frey, Argentina

A trad climbing heaven, Refugio Frey is a self-contained Disneyland where the only ticket for admission is a 4+ hour hike and stoke to climb. Whether spending a week or a month there, the Refugio Frey is a rare gem in the world of backcountry alpine climbing: even while easily accessible from town, the only thing stopping you from climbing there for months on end is the tedium of the hike to town so you …

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Women On Lead: Katie Ives, Editor-In-Chief Of Alpinist Magazine

This is the first in a series entitled “Women on Lead, Katie Ives” which highlights women who are shaping the climbing industry and climbing community as writers, thinkers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Katie Ives leads the way in the Tetons and in outdoor media. Photo by Dylan Taylor. Mountaineering has often been hailed as the most ‘literary of all sports.’ While nowadays everyone is busy tweeting about their first ascents, we owe it to people like Katie Ives, Editor-in-Chief …

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Namuli: An Interview With Majka Burhardt

An interview with Majka Burhardt: When I first heard about Majka Burhardt I was immediately struck by all she has accomplished as a professional climber, guide, filmmaker, author, and entrepreneur. In 5th grade, she won the award for the most checking penalties in the boys’ hockey league, and since then has had an impressive career as a climber, including an ascent of The Bachelor Stroll (WI6) in Frankenstein Cliff, New Hampshire. Her most recent endeavors …

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