Photo Gallery: Inside and Out

The Fine Art of Climbing
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1 – Lisa Chulich at photographer Boone Speed’s home gym, Planet Granite, Portland.

2 – Olivia Hsu, PrAna ambassador and student of Ashtanga yoga, at the DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Boulders), Brooklyn. The DUMBO Boulders are the largest outdoor bouldering gym in North America. With 4,900 feet of climbable surface, the boulders can accommodate 51 climbers at a time.

3 – Lisa Chulich unlimbers in early morning light at the 30,500- square-foot Planet Granite, Portland, Oregon.

4 – Lisa Chulich hucks a V9 at Planet Granite, Portland. Chulich, a former gymnast, began climbing when her local gymnastics gym closed. She began competing when she was 16, and has since been in seven World-Cup competitions.

5 – Sam Elias comes to grips with the La Foixarda Tunnel in Barcelona, Spain. “It’s a free outdoor public climbing gym,” says Elias. “It’s very popular, and you can basically find people there 24/7.” The tunnel and nearby area offer boul- ders, traverses and bolted routes. The tunnel itself is about 50 meters long and four meters high, and was devel- oped in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the run up to the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

6 – Chris Sharma. Post Wile E. Coyote moment at the first-ever U.S. Psicobloc.

7 – Woodie session at the original Brooklyn Boulders.

 

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