‘What Else Can We Do That Scared Us?’ 4 Climbers Tap Into Their Drive

From the mindset when picking a route to the way a climber is choosing holds, to the feeling when reaching the top — hear from four athletes and why they climb.

“A climbing practice is personal. A climbing practice is communal.” These two ideas are what formed the basis for prAna’s latest film, centered on four different women and their journeys into climbing.

From beginner sport climbers to expert crack climbers, these women are here to celebrate the sport and share their joy with us.

“Whether you’re just learning how to climb for the first time or are a seasoned pro, we hope their words and the beautiful scenery of Utah inspire your journey as well,” teases the film description.

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This video was produced with prAna.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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