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Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Featured, How I Started Climbing, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Slayers of Stone| Lose Your Ego

Slayers of Stone| Lose Your Ego

By Cristina Osorio It started out with a curiosity.  A shy and uncertain desire sparked by the hours sitting on a pile of rocks hidden by others while craning my neck upwards to see the artistry that was going on above.  I spent many summer days secretly watching those in motion, the unknown slayers of stone, and unbeknownst to me it was my destiny to join them.  The cosmos set a plan in motion, one that could have been predetermined before the dawn of our existence. First I was to meet the man, second I was to learn from him, and last I was to be his equal. The first part happened by accident.  The experienced Trad climber found me and all I had to ask was ‘when and where are we meeting?’  From the start I was mesmerized by his movements.  Every step was calculated and quiet; every hand sure and secure.  He moved up every face in silence with the controlled grace of a dancer, and it...

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