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Brandon Fourthman races the clock toward the rest high on Pretty Hate Machine (5.13c) while working the route at the Addiction Wall in Sinks Canyon near Lander, Wyo. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Brandon Fourthman races the clock toward the rest high on Pretty Hate Machine (5.13c) while working the route at the Addiction Wall in Sinks Canyon near Lander, Wyo. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Ben Lindfors snags the crimp on the second move of the Upper Chaos classic Wildcat (V12) on the backside of the Green 45 boulder in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Ben Lindfors snags the crimp on the second move of the Upper Chaos classic Wildcat (V12) on the backside of the Green 45 boulder in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday, May 31, 2020. Lindfors fell from the final moves of the boulder several times in the session but vowed to return and complete the line. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Caroline Wickes clips the chains on Butch Pocket and the Sundance Pump (5.12a) on the Aspen Glades wall at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo. Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Caroline Wickes clips the chains on Butch Pocket and the Sundance Pump (5.12a) on the Aspen Glades wall at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo. Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Wickes sent the route second try for her third route of the grade. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Justin Iskra throws for the rail while working The Giving Tree (V10/7C+) at the Rock Shop near Lander, Wyo. Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Justin Iskra throws for the rail while working The Giving Tree (V10/7C+) at the Rock Shop near Lander, Wyo. Thursday, June 6, 2019. Iskra, who has lived in Lander on and off for the last seven years, once deemed the boulder to be impossible for him. Now, he has fallen off the last hard move of the boulder several times and is hoping to take advantage of the cool and dry conditions of night to finish it off. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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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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The sunset illuminates a curtain of rain falling on Tyndall Gorge as a man hops across the talus toward Lake Haiyaha in Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo. Monday, June 29, 2020. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

The sunset illuminates a curtain of rain falling on Tyndall Gorge as a man hops across the talus toward Lake Haiyaha in Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo. Monday, June 29, 2020. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Brandon Fourthman warms up by taking a lap on the Erratic classic When I Was A Young Girl I Had Me A Cowboy (5.13a) at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Brandon Fourthman warms up by taking a lap on the Erratic classic When I Was A Young Girl I Had Me A Cowboy (5.13a) at Wild Iris near Lander, Wyo. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. At the time, Fourthman was working Todd Skinner's notorious line Throwin' the Houlihan (5.14a), one of the first 5.14s in the United States and still today a sought-after (and often hard-won) tick. Fourthman later injured a lumbrical in his right hand on the neighboring Ghost Moon (5.13d), putting a pause in his efforts on the Houlihan for the time being. (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 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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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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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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