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Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Featured, How I Started Climbing, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Scrambling for my Life | How I Became a Climber

Scrambling for my Life | How I Became a Climber

By Gigi During some the most stressful times of my life, getting dirty outdoors, and playing on rocks has always provided me with much needed doses of peace within my troubled soul. Before I had even moved to Sin City, and touched down on the amazing terrain of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, AKA Red Rocks to climbers as I had later found out, I was a desert rat at heart. From early childhood it so felt natural to be away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and head out and find some interesting dirt to play in, and some hills, and big rocks to climb up on. In my teen years I was introduced to snake hunting, and bottle digging for antique bottles for extra cash to make ends meet, and started quite a bit of desert exploring in the process. Being exposed to circumstances of having to rough it, and even getting somewhat lost in the wild at times, (talk about scary) I soon...

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