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Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Featured, Features, Your people | 0 comments

The ever-expanding circle of climbing friends

The ever-expanding circle of climbing friends

By Aimee Roseborrough The people I surround myself with when I climb starts at my most inner circle: my husband.  Then it expands to include my children and finally, my climbing friends. Above all, I value a conscientious climbing circle. People enjoy different levels of noise and involvement from others while they’re climbing, and if we keep that in mind, enjoying a day on the rock with others gets easier. My Inner Circle – Just the two of us I must admit that I enjoy climbing days when it’s my husband and me with the whole crag to ourselves. Even though I’m an extrovert and very social by nature, I love peace and quiet when I climb. My husband and I have been climbing together for 15 years and know each other so well that we no longer even shout encouragement while the other is climbing. We have both come to the realization that we climb better in silence. We’ve learned an important lesson that everyone climbs best with...

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Featured, Features, Your people | 0 comments

October-November: Your people

October-November: Your people

Want to contribute to Rock Climbing Women? In October and November, we’re looking for stories about the people you surround yourself with when you climb. Tell us about the new best friend you made at the crag or the furry friend who cheers you on from the bottom. We want to know what it was like to introduce your kids to your passion. Whoever it is, they’re part of your climbing experience. At RCW, we love climbing because it’s active and fun, it gets us outside in beautiful places, and it provides ample opportunity to spend time with other people. From my personal experience, whether strangers or partners, the people I climb with are some of my strongest memories. I love the connections we make when we’re outside in remote places. To submit to the blog, just click over to our contributors page. We’re always looking for new contributors, so send us your idea and we’ll get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing your...

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