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Samuel Elias  Climber. Skier. Traveler. Fun haver. Human being in process. The North Face, Black Diamond, Scarpa.

Straight up $1,000,000 to @trustforpublicland from @thenorthface to build public climbing walls in U.S. communities. Photo by @greg_mionske for @thenorthface at @thecliffslic Dumbo Boulders. #ClimbWalls

I don’t pretend to know what the hell to do with a life. I was born into one, and I’m just trying to make the most of it. To whom and where and when I was born created a framework, albeit a privileged one. I’ve taken that framework and made it my own with the things I felt connection. Climbing is one such thing. It is the physical and mental activity, expression, creativity, challenge, and progression in nature with like minded others, balanced with time for solitude, reflection, introspection, learning, calm, and rest. Climbing embodies all of this to me -- the sense and substance and order amidst all the chaos out there. It's simultaneously the reason why I'll never stop climbing, and the means thru which any person on the planet could understand and connect with climbing regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, religion, economics, or politics. @thenorthface #ClimbWalls

@alpineworks out for a stroll on Mt. Olympus in the back yard. Photo by @wasatchandy for @blackdiamond #DefyTheDark

Friends @jacopolarcher and @barbarazangerl sent Zodiac on El Cap and a rad video about it just went live. Check my story or the @blackdiamond Experience page. Photos by @francoislebeau, and video by @louderthan11 for @blackdiamond.

Oh Rifle, my Rifle. I miss thee.

Green trees, canyon breeze, bathing in the creek.

Like anything else, balance is key.

So, stay well, stay pure, stay cool and clean,

Until September when we meet.

Photo by @boonespeed. Sponsors: @thenorthface @blackdiamond @scarpana @jaybirdsport @bluewaterropes @gnarlynutrition @frictionlabs

IMPORTANT $H!T ANNOUNCEMENT -- Climber friends, The @accessfund Climber's Pact is a set of practices that will protect our outdoor landscape and the climbing experience. The future of our sport depends on it. Commit to our wild places and to your fellow climbers by checking it out. Photo on the Gunks king line Enduro Man by @greg_mionske for @thenorthface. If you're not a climber - just look at the photo and mash the like button, and also try to be considerate and respectful to other people, and don't litter, and generally try to minimize your impact on the environment however urban or rural it might be. Cool? Thanks.

Friyay. Smash the LIKE button and go check out @staythecourse_ and @jerryoftheday for thoughts on the weekend. You'll thank me. @bearcam photo.

Post adapted from my cousin - This is our beloved aunt's latest and last (most likely) artistic offering to the world. The song she wrote is called Happy Home. @elizabeth_gilbert_writer wrote the lyrics. My cousin @sloppysami produced the music. The vid was directed by he and @steverding. They managed to pull this final brutal performance out of a dying warrior... the queen of banished immortals @rayyaelias. Link in bio or at ✌🏽

Proud of my home gym @momentumclimbing. I'll be spending a lot of time in there soon after my knee surgery today, prepping for the fall climbing season. Life recently has been that full value kind - clarity and confusion, highs and lows, fasts and slows - but you know... I'll fuckin take it, because apparently "God turns you from one feeling to another, and teaches by opposites, so that [we] will have two wings to fly, not one." ~ Rumi

Take no prisoners while celebrating today. 🇺🇸 Repost from @staythecourse_

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