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Alannah Yip

How were you first introduced to climbing? "My family is actually friends with Sean McColl’s family, so we grew up together. His parents are my godparents, I call them “Aunt” and “Uncle”, and vice versa. I have looked up to him my entire life, so when he and his brother started climbing competitively I wanted to as well. I started climbing with the team at my local gym soon after and was immediately hooked." What inspires you to keep climbing? "These days I love the mental and physical challenge that climbing, training, and competition provide. Being able to link difficult movement so that it flows nicely is one of the greatest feelings in the world. And I love the opportunities climbing provides to get outside and play on rock and to travel." Photo: Shane Murdoch
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Next issue of #RockandIce coming at ya! Who can name this climb (hint, location mentioned on cover)? Photo by Bernd Zeugswetter (@berndzeugswetter). #hotoffthepress #rockclimbing #iceclimbing #climbingstories

I spent the weekend in Joshua Tree with this lovely lady who graciously tolerated my incessant photo taking especially when she's the subject. This trip we focused on the Wonderland of Rocks. We took our time getting to the park on Day 1 and enjoyed some time by the Dam once we got there (there is an incredible amount of water in the Dam this year, the most I've seen since I was about 8) afterwards we walked into the wonderland and spends the afternlln looking around at some of our potential domes for the weekend. Day 2 we found ourselves at Lenticular Done early on and @ctao0 put up Mental Physics 5.7 (blows double cross out of the water) and I led Dazed and Confused 5.9 which had really great footwork. The rest of our day was spent walking to the cornerstone, losing psych, being blown off the Red Obelisk, and then searching for Catherine's film camera, (which we found in the bowels of the approach to the cornerstone!). On Day 3 we headed to South Astro dome and climbed Breakfast of Champions where Catherine battled a buldge with a awkward corner crack and after several attempts pushed through her fear and the crux to let our a yip of joy at the rest above! Next we moved to Solid Gold which was unfortunately back in te shade (much to my demise after being mostly cold all weekend) I started up feeling apprehensive but confident that this style of footwork intensive climbing plays to my strengths. Between the 6th and 7th bolts is a run out just shy of deserving an r in Joshua Tree and after meticulously picking my way up the wall I found myself only a few feet below the 7th bolt and many feet above the previous. Just before grabbing the Thank God Hold my left foot blew, I gasped and put everything I had into my right foot and hands barely escaping a 30 foot fall. I picked a new foot and pushed my way to the next bolt. We topped out the next pitch and headed to the hidden valley campground in search of Sun.
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Thanks @alexjohnson89 for a wonderful presentation. We really appreciated you coming our way and sharing your story with us.
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@tommycaldwell reading his letter he wrote to his son while on the Fitz Roy Traverse. An awesome dad doing awesome stuff.
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my coach told a story that long time ago, a Japanese researcher has set the route on this rock wall. He came with modern and complete gears that many Indonesian climbers have not yet known before. hehehe. He has made the way. thank you!
because he did not name it, Indonesian climbers named this route with 'Seahorse' next time I climb until the top of Seahorse route! 🙏🏼😇
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Talkeetna, Alaska en route to Denali (June 2001). - Photo taken with a disposable 📷
Before this trip, I had only climbed Shasta once and done two summit attempts on Rainier, both thwarted by weather, as well as a winter expedition skills seminar on the mountain. I trained for about six months for Denali, part of the time with an 80lb pack, and felt well-prepared. However, once I was on the mountain, it was an entirely different story. When the guides hooked up the 25-30lb sled to my backpack, the weight felt so heavy that I initially thought the sled was stuck! Long story short, I ended up throwing in the towel less than 24 hours into the trip. Though I definitely struggled with the added weight and awkwardness of the sled and snowshoes, among other things, I also simply psyched myself out. I remember seeing the plane depart from the glacier and thinking that I was now committed to being on the mountain for up to three weeks or longer. I immediately felt a sense of anxiety. In any case, after all of the time I spent preparing, as well as the money I had invested into the trip, I was devastated to have leave the mountain. (In fact, I was so broke that I had to resort to eating freeze-dried meals for the week after I returned home. 😭) Thinking back, I'm glad I had that experience. In climbing and mountaineering, I've had many more failures than successes, and I'm thankful for each one. Not only do my climbing experiences help me to be more present and teach me more about myself, each failure helps me to grow and adapt. I definitely want to return to Denali at some point, but in the meantime I'm looking forward to eventually exploring some more peaks in the Cordillera Blanca!
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The crazy part about all of this is that we're still just winging it. Got some packaging concepts together. We're trying to eliminate waste by not tagging each unit, so we're thinking one tag per 15ish units. Theoretically eliminating paper waste. Would you prefer no tags or individual tags on yours? Let us know what you think!

Here is @mir__burger lacing up her shoes before leading the first pitch of Cathedral Peak. 1 of the 6 peaks we wanted to do that day.

It's 4 am as we shove half a burrito each into our bodies before starting our hike to the first peak by head lamp. Our plan was to compete the Cathedral Traverse: Cathedral Peak, Eichorn Pinnacle, Echo Peak #3, Echo Ridge, Cockscomb, and Unicorn Peak. At 1:30 pm as we took a rest on Echo Ridge, we found the anvils building and clouds darkening. After fretting and looking at the proximity of our last 2 peaks, wanting them so bad, we finally called it off. Good thing because as soon as we were in the trees, the thunder started clapping and hail, falling. Guess it's still too early in the season for traverses.

Buuut...4 out of 6 peaks in a day ain't bad! 😆

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You have to love a climb where the crux is the approach. What was once my first trad lead was also my first simul climb. Cathedral Peak you hold a dear place in my heart.

Repost: Recent customer and HangDog extraordinaire @gavinbailey17 showing off his happy feet. Click the link above to purchase your own pair of HangDogs or DM us for special offers!

Momentum's Blog Editor @littleroots tip toeing her way up a technical V6 in icicle creek, #leavenworth. Check out our blog to see interesting and epic climbing articles from personal stories to historical milestones. #climb #blog #womenwhoclimb #climbingstories #learnclimbrepeat 📷: @snileyryder

my coach told a story that long time ago, a Japanese researcher has set the route on this rock wall. He came with modern and complete gears that many Indonesian climbers have not yet known before. hehehe. He has made the way. thank you!
because he did not name it, Indonesian climbers named this route with 'Seahorse' next time I climb until the top of Seahorse route! 🙏🏼😇
#climbinglife #rockclimbing #climbingstories

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Life is good when you have satisfied customers. Ryan Murphy gets some air on the 10th pitch belay of the south face of Washington column. You can let your puppies breathe on your next multi-pitch with a pair of HangDogs!
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I'm working on my mental game, working on becoming stronger both mentally and physically. In the night, in my little bubble of light i feel safe. What is it that drives fear and what can be done to turn that into strength? I feel like this question is relevant not only to climbing but to all of our lives? How can we push past that comfort bubble and turn our fears into strength?

It all started with a solution, a way to help friends that were in need of something secure. HangDogs were an idea that developed themselves. We had a few for friends and people kept asking about them. So we wanted to get them out there for anyone that feels the need to safely remove their shoes on a climb. Its been an interesting journey full of support from friends and the climbing community. Pictured is @dolphin_riders @dakotasnider and @c.los_ant_tunez getting photos ready for our packaging.

@tommycaldwell reading his letter he wrote to his son while on the Fitz Roy Traverse. An awesome dad doing awesome stuff.
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