Chris Weidner

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Now is a sensational moment in the history of rock climbing. We’re living what was, just a decade or two ago, unimaginable: Climbers are Olympians.
Within the past 12 months, new regulations have been implemented at popular climbing destinations nationwide, including Yosemite National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon, with more on the way.
Climbing photography doesn’t come easily, especially when the climber is the photographer. In this tenuous art form, there’s only one rule: Don’t kill your partner.
In the wake of last week’s horrific gun violence in Boulder, I struggle to write. Words for the trauma in my hometown escape me, as my heart goes out to everyone affected by the recent terror.