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After getting rained out in Estes Park, we opted for plan b and hiked the Flatirons to catch golden hour. It doesn't always go to plan, but at least when it doesn't, you're in good company. Thanks @karidane and @ofallnationsphotography for making the trek up the Flatirons and back to Estes for sunrise the next morning. 📷: @ofallnationsphotography •
• • We just hit $120k USD with 34 days to go! Thanks to everyone that has backed, shared or was involved in our project. These are the slate grey jeans with the black travel puffy. So psyched for mine to arrive! • • • #notenoughcoffeeintheworld #craftedfortheclimb #bdroadtrip  #climb #boulderdenim #explore #outdoors #optoutside  #bouldering  #rockclimbing #climbing  #adventure  #climbing_is_my_passion #c_l_i_m_b #boulder #flatirons #rockymountains #rockies #estespark  #co  #colorado #kickstarter #crowdfunding #startup #entrepreneur

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Happy 30th birthday @bradboulders! • There are certain people you meet in life that dramatically change your journey. I’ve know you for half of my life and you’ve been such a pleasure to have as a friend and business partner. My life would drastically different without you. You’re generous, creative and an amazing entrepreneur. I hope this year will be one of your best! Love you bro • • • #adventure #alwaystraining #bdroadtrip #boulderdenim #bouldering #bouldering_pictures_of_instagram #craftedfortheclimb #climbing #climb #climber #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #getoutside #liveclimbrepeat #livefolk #optoutside #outdoors #rockclimbing #lander #internationalclimbersfestival #wyoming

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What advice or resources made you a better belayer? • • • Realizing I had climbed into a position and that I couldn’t back out of, I called down to @idrivebetsy, “I’m gonna fall, you got me.” I looked down and see half as much rope above the last bolt as there is to the ground. Thinking to myself there’s a good chance I’m going to deck, I better get ready to absorb some impact. I watch him take in just enough slack, so I don’t pendulum back into the wall. He calls up, “yeah I got you!” I slowly cut all four points off the increasingly slick edges. Looking down, I grab the rope and spot my landing. I see the ground quickly approaching and Kev jumps off the ledge where he was belaying. We both bottom out as the rope stretches to cushion my fall. My feet dab the ground as I absorb that the last few inches with my legs. Thanks for saving me from a total ground fall @idrivebetsy Photo: @bradboulders • • • #bdroadtrip #boulderdenim #craftedfortheclimb #climbing #climbing_worldwide #climb #climbyourimpossible #climber #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbingisbliss #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #groundfall #exploremore #fireman #getoutside #liveclimbrepeat #optoutside #rockclimbing #outdoors #birdsboro #birdsboroquarry #philadelphia #phl

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Feeling very lucky after the past few weeks of bouldering in the South East with some awesome people. @bladeboyblake showed us around Horse Pens 40 last weekend, and Stone Fort yesterday. He got us on a tonne of classics and somehow convinced me to climb Storming the Castle. He also captured my send of Spyro Gyro. Thanks for everything dude! • • • #boulderdenim #bouldering #boulderinglife #climbing #climbers #bouldering_pictures_of_instagram #bouldering_is_my_passion #craftedfortheclimb #getoutside #girlswhoclimb #girlswhoboulder #neverstopexploring #optoutside #outdoors #timetoclimb #doyouboulder #stonefort #tennessee #southeast #sandstone

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It’s been a while since we’ve climbed outside consistently. Here’s a shot of Bearded Cabbage in Joshua Tree. Looking forward to getting on some real rock this weekend. 📷: @bradboulders • • • #adventure  #alwaystraining #bdroadtrip  #boulderdenim  #bouldering #craftedfortheclimb  #climbing  #climb #climber  #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #getoutside  #liveclimbrepeat  #optoutside #rockclimbing  #sportclimbing  #tradclimb #tradclimbing  #tradisrad  #outdoors  #jtree #joshuatree  #joshuatreenationalpark #california  #ca

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After a humbling session at the Dr. Seuss wall, we assumed an even shorter route might be easier on our egos...it wasn’t. The climbing community, food trucks and excellent beer made Austin one of my favourite cities so far. Thanks for the catch @ericwandersen and photo @bradboulders • • • How do you deal with defeat on the wall? • • • #bdroadtrip #boulderdenim #craftedfortheclimb #climbing #climb #climber #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #getoutside #liveclimbrepeat #optoutside #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #outdoors #aus #austin #austintx #reimersranch #reimers #texas

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I first came across Tilted Glass after a full weekend of climbing classics in Skaha. It was on our way out that I looked up saw this perfectly flat section of rock sitting there with surprisingly high first bolt. _____ We came back a month later and it was the first route we hopped on (maybe not the best warm up) The crimps were so thin, and the feet were almost invisible at dusk. I had to look across the face to find imperfections in the rock of where to place my feet. Each bolt contained its own crux and makes you earn every inch of the hard slab section. It’s a must do in Skaha, if you’re into that style of climbing. 📷: @s_kilton _____ #adventure #bdroadtrip #boulderdenim #bouldering #craftedfortheclimb #climbing #climb #climber #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #getoutside #liveclimbrepeat #penticton #optoutside #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #outdoors #beautifulbritishcolumbia #bc #skaha #skahabluffs

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What unfinished projects do you have for 2018? _____ Heart of Darkness captured my heart and imagination for close to a month before I ever had to chance to work this beautiful route. I enjoyed the blood sacrificed to unfamiliar ring-locks and each painful toe jam as I worked my way up. Although, I didn’t get the send, I’ve never felt so happy to fail - see the 2nd photo of my sh*t eating grin after topping out! ____ Thanks for catch @ja_imehall & Photo: @bradboulders ____ #adventure #alwaystraining #bdroadtrip #boulderdenim #bouldering #craftedfortheclimb #climbing #climb #climber #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #getoutside #liveclimbrepeat #livefolk #optoutside #outdoors #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #tradclimb #tradclimbing #tradisrad #joshuatree #jtree #ca

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Have you ever climbed a chimney? — Skinny Dip 5.7 R ended up being one of my favourite climbs in Joshua Tree. I’ve always wanted to shimmey up a chimney. So when I heard of this route, I jumped at the opportunity to squeeze through the tunnel and scare myself on the unprotected upper section. It was well worth the climb, and definitely one to repeat next time I’m back in the park! Thanks for the catch @kyleeawofford, I definitely put you through belayer hell the last few weekends. Another rad shot by @bradboulders

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Climbing has taken me to some beautiful destinations - Mt. Lemmon definitely wasn’t one of them. I wouldn’t bother visiting again 😏 @bradboulders took this photo of Steve’s Arete as the sun set over Tucson. Such a special area with super fun climbing. If you want to see more photos from our tour in 2018, head over to @boulderdenim and @bradboulders and hit that follow button.

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I’ve been slowly digesting The Rock Warriors way by Arno Ilgner on our trip and testing each concept outside. This weekend I worked on weighing the consequence of committing vs backing off. Analyzing the fall potential, landing, and the lower percentage last move allowed me to make an informed decision rather than one based on emotion. Instead of feeling frustrated after not sending, I felt motivated to come back knowing exactly what I needed to work on for next time. “Stairway to Heaven” is a 20ft 12a on beautiful overhanging granite. It even has a bomber hand jam for the trad climber pretending to boulder. Photo by: @bradboulders Thanks for the psych and tour of Mt. Woodson @kmanderson9182

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Perfect hand jams on 3 am crack in Indian Creek was the best way to finish 4 days in the Moab area with an amazing crew. I have so much appreciation for the time spent climbing with @kelseyseeks and @dumbderel. You are two of the most psyched and genuine people I’ve met! Safe to say I’ve developed a #crackaddiction. Thanks for the rad photos and helping me keep it together when the pump crept up @bradboulders

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Every year, Rocktoberfest is held in The Red River Gorge in Kentucky. As temps drop and the leaves change colour, it’s time to climb hard on perfect sandstone. Or at least that’s what I was expecting. The reality was hot, humid and sunny days on par with some of the warmest climbing conditions we’ve experienced all trip. With all that said, The Red was still unreal! This was my “warmup” that I made far more difficult than needed. It was the first of many humbling climbs over the weekend. Thanks for the good times @msherle and @livdyer9! Photo courtesy of the talented @bradboulders

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24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell was one of coolest events I've ever attended. As night falls, you look around the canyon and see headlamps everywhere. It's hard to wrap your head around suffering through 24 hours of straight climbing until you see the sense of accomplishment shared amongst the competitors the next day. I came as a vendor this year and left inspired to come back as a competitor. Thanks for the amazing weekend @therealtwofourhell, @bradboulders & @rhinoskinsolutions Photo by the talented @ofallnationsphotography

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Surrounded by an endless amount of sport climbing, sometimes you just want to place gear. The Burglar's Dog in Skaha 📷: @s_kilton

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