The Trivial Hardships of Being a Female Climber

I’ve been doing quite a bit of serious writing recently so I wanted to do a more light-hearted blog post since New Year is about having fun! As a bit of a joke, I’ve written a clichéd list of the trivial hardships of climbing as a girl… Don’t take any of it seriously! Enjoy and Happy New Year!

(Beware: Some of the worst photos of me ever taken…)

1. Wearing back packs that are the same size as you.

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2. When you fall off and don’t weigh enough for your partner to realise.

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3. Gurning faces just aren’t pretty.

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4. It’s embarrassing when people make a big deal out of the fact you can second HVS.

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5. When you forget to bring a hair tie.

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6. Having to wear a painter’s suite to protect your PataGucci clothes.

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7. It’s hard to maintain 3 points of contact when you’re weak and short…

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8. Dealing with life choices.

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9. THAT day, when you forget to wear a sports bra.

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10. And finally… where do I find the nearest salon on rest days?!

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