Investigating a Subculture: Rock Climbers

I went into this project expecting to find a bunch of dare devils and adrenaline junkies. While climbers can be those things, what I found in my exploration was really that climbers view what they do more as an art than a sport, combining creativity, analytical acuity, and conditioned physicality to solve puzzles on cliff faces and mountain sides.  Relationships forged through extreme circumstances have led to a community built on tremendous trust, a hierarchy of respect, and a long tradition of mentorship.

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