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The many faces of climbing

There is no such thing as a “typical climber.” People are drawn to rock climbing for various reasons and develop unique relationships with this sport.  Stay tuned to this page as we interview climbers from a variety of backgrounds and life experience. Click a climber below to learn more.

olivia
Olivia Cecil
Knoxville, TN
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alexa
Alexa Zakula
Boone, NC
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patti1
Patti Wohner
Chattanooga, TN
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Carson Bakker
Carson Bakker
Boone, NC
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Melise
Melise Edwards
Boone, NC
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PaulPaul Winkler
Albuquerque, NM
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Flannery Shay NemirowFlannery Shay Nemirow
Incline Village, NV
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Andrew Matsumoto
Andrew Matsumoto
Boone, NC
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A letter to myself

Disclaimer: I realize that I am not a professional climber. I don’t even consider myself very strong, just very determined. And yet I know that I can climb things now that I never would have imagined when I first started climbing. So somehow from the time I was struggling on V2s until right now, sending V7s, there has been progress. My muscles and mindset developed from an assortment of experiences over the past two years, but I believe I could have become a better climber sooner, had I but known a couple simple things. And thus comes the inspiration to write a letter to my beginner climber self, or rather, what I wish I had known about climbing when I first started out. 

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