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Caroline Wickes stabs for a slot high on the Solarium classic Banshee (5.11c) en route to the chains in Muir Valley in the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Caroline fired the rig on her second go after years of thinking about the line but never getting on it before this mid-winter daytrip with Alex McIntyre, Sarah Linz and Dave Linz. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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David Tieri digs deep on his first burn on the power-endurance nightmare Zookeeper (5.14a) at the Zoo in the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

David Tieri digs deep on his first burn on the power-endurance nightmare Zookeeper (5.14a) at the Zoo in the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Sunday, March 31, 2019. The route, at 40 feet, is one of the shortest in the Red, but packs 19 back-to-back hard moves with no rest until a hand jam just feet below the anchors. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Caroline Wickes cruises through the lower section of Banshee (5.11c) as Sara Linz belays at the Solarium in the Muir Valley sector of the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Caroline Wickes cruises through the lower section of Banshee (5.11c) as Sara Linz belays at the Solarium in the Muir Valley sector of the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Jake Croft paws through gastons in the crux during the first ascent of Get Schwifty (8A) at Linda Vista near Tucson, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The line takes Swerve (7C) and finishes on Shift (7C).

Jake Croft paws through gastons in the crux during the first ascent of Get Schwifty (8A) at Linda Vista near Tucson, Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The line begins on Swerve (7C) and finishes on Shift (7C), linking the entire boulder from its lowest to highest point. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Jake Croft sticks the crux on Mind Bullets in the Fortress area of the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Mind Bullets is an extended start to the classic V4 Wonderboy that checks in around V7. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
Jake Croft sticks the crux on Mind Bullets in the Fortress area of the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Mind Bullets is an extended start to the classic V4 Wonderboy that checks in around V7. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
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Jake Croft throws a heel on the start of Tiger Claw (8A/V11) in Rocklands, South Africa on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Jake Croft throws a heel on the start of Tiger Claw (8A/V11) in Rocklands, South Africa on Friday, July 15, 2016. Nalle Hukkataival established the problem in 2015 and proposed a grade of 8B/V13, though subsequent ascents have placed the consensus around 8A/V11. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Jake Croft attempts A Tea With Elmarie (8A+/V12) as conditions cool down near sunset at the Old Campground boulders in Rocklands, South Africa on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
Jake Croft attempts A Tea With Elmarie (8A+/V12) as conditions cool down near sunset at the Old Campground boulders in Rocklands, South Africa on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
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Jake Croft feels out the classic Caroline (7C+/V10) at the Roadside area of Rocklands, South Africa on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The line tackles a steep wall covered in slopey pinches and cracks formed by water grooves. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
Jake Croft feels out the classic Caroline (7C+/V10) at the Roadside area of Rocklands, South Africa on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The line tackles a steep wall covered in slopey pinches and cracks formed by water grooves. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
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Naomi Byerley traverses the Heinousness Wall in Muscatatuck County Park near North Vernon, Ind. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Naomi Byerley traverses the Heinousness Wall in Muscatatuck County Park near North Vernon, Ind. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Val Shao gets a mouthful of rope as she clips off of the namesake jug on Heart-Shaped Box (5.12c) at the Buckeye Buttress sector of the Motherlode in the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

Val Shao gets a mouthful of rope as she clips off of the namesake jug on Heart-Shaped Box (5.12c) at the Buckeye Buttress sector of the Motherlode in the Red River Gorge near Slade, Ky. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stev Spooner bears down while working the moves on Arizona Flyways (5.11c) on Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
Stev Spooner bears down while working the moves on Arizona Flyways (5.11c) on Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
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Jack Lester swoops through the Butterminis classic Neon Death in the Wilderness of Rocks on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The line tackles a vibrant green face over a small sloped landing overlooking the New Year boulder and the Dogpark sector below.

Jack Lester swoops through the Butterminis classic Neon Death (V7) in the Wilderness of Rocks near Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The line tackles a vibrant green face over a small sloped landing overlooking the New Year boulder and the Dogpark sector below. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Naomi Byerley cranks into the night on Great Gig In The Sky (V1) on the Pink Boulder in Muscatatuck County Park near North Vernon, Ind. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Naomi Byerley cranks into the night on Great Gig In The Sky (V1) on the Pink Boulder in Muscatatuck County Park near North Vernon, Ind. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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David Adams gets ready to fire for the jug on Starseed in the Superstitions outside of Phoenix on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Starseed is the superlative V6 of the Supes: thuggy, steep and classic. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
David Adams gets ready to fire for the jug on Starseed in the Superstitions outside of Phoenix on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Starseed is the superlative V6 of the Supes: thuggy, steep and classic. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)
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Soren Tucker, of Tucson, Ariz., gets ready to throw on For Those With Heart V8 in the Wilderness of Rocks near Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, June 14, 2013. The boulder, formerly an open project, saw its first ascent earlier that night by Alex McIntyre.

Soren Tucker, of Tucson, Ariz., gets ready to throw on For Those With Heart V8 in the Wilderness of Rocks near Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, June 14, 2013. The boulder, formerly an open project, saw its first ascent earlier that night by Alex McIntyre. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Alex Toth watches the sun set over the Wilderness of Rocks near the summit of Mount Lemmon outside of Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Alex Toth watches the sun set over the Wilderness of Rocks near the summit of Mount Lemmon outside of Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The two-mile hike to the Magic Forest sector of the area, long by bouldering standards, often results in an after-dark exit. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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