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james cranston ๏ธ

engineer athlete โ›ฐ๏ธphotographer ๐Ÿ“ธthinker ๐Ÿค”goofball ๐Ÿ™ƒboulder, co

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weekend with my dad! featuring: organic farming at my community plot, powder day at abasin, unlimited catches on the gray wall at movement (and corresponding jug rash), and the inception of my bouldering career. yes, I own a crash pad now. I am psyched on solely focusing on power this summer, and I am putting away my quickdraws until sendtember at rifle (or so I tell myself) ๐Ÿ˜‰

weekend with my dad! featuring: organic farming at my community plot, powder day at abasin, unlimited catches on the gray wall at movement (and corresponding jug rash), and the inception of my bouldering career. yes, I own a crash pad now. I am psyched on solely focusing on power this summer, and I am putting away my quickdraws until sendtember at rifle (or so I tell myself) - 12 days ago

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this is hilarious, darek. thanks for putting so much effort into the rifle climbing community. I'm excited for the season. the weather is warm and there wasn't a lot of snow. maybe I'll head out to rifle in april and shop around for a new project ๐Ÿค”

this is hilarious, darek. thanks for putting so much effort into the rifle climbing community. I'm excited for the season. the weather is warm and there wasn't a lot of snow. maybe I'll head out to rifle in april and shop around for a new project ๐Ÿค” - 20 days ago

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I was trying to come up with a creative caption for this photo my friend @truncatedsyntax
took of me, but all I could think about was how awesome his post-production process with lighting and layers is and how I want to give him a shoutout for being a BAMF photographer.
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Back in action at the red this spring! I am feeling surprisingly fit despite putting down my personal levels of fitness. I got on Flour Power (13b) at the lode and got psyched because the moves were actually fun and doable and I enjoy the steep style.
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This photo is of me on the classic "dyno" (except I'm not doing a dyno) move on "Amarillo Sunset" (5.11)
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#redrivergorge #redrivergorgeous #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing #sportclimbing #rockclimbing #athlete #athletenutrition #optoutside #doyouclimb #tryhard #kentucky #rrgcc

I was trying to come up with a creative caption for this photo my friend @truncatedsyntax took of me, but all I could think about was how awesome his post-production process with lighting and layers is and how I want to give him a shoutout for being a BAMF photographer. ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž Back in action at the red this spring! I am feeling surprisingly fit despite putting down my personal levels of fitness. I got on Flour Power (13b) at the lode and got psyched because the moves were actually fun and doable and I enjoy the steep style. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ This photo is of me on the classic "dyno" (except I'm not doing a dyno) move on "Amarillo Sunset" (5.11) #redrivergorge #redrivergorgeous #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing #sportclimbing #rockclimbing #athlete #athletenutrition #optoutside #doyouclimb #tryhard #kentucky #rrgcc - 1 month ago

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the spring ๐ŸŒฑ season feels just around the corner. after a winter of mostly (entirely???) gym climbing i am so ready to start crushing outside again. im feeling extremely mobile: I'm confident in my ability to open my hips, bring my feet up high, and employ flexibility through a hard move. this has gotten me far for my level of fitness. despite knowing that my limiting factor in climbing is raw power, I know that for the routes I've chosen to project on my upcoming trip to the red, I physically have more than what's required to send the gnar ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ thanks @ukuhayley896 for the ๐ŸŽฅ and @markadamrohr for the ๐ŸŽฃ
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#climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #rockclimbing #climbing #doyouclimb #sportclimbing #bouldering #gymclimbing #fitness #athlete #athletenutrition #nutrition #climber #climbinglife #tryhard #flexing #fuckaverage

the spring season feels just around the corner. after a winter of mostly (entirely???) gym climbing i am so ready to start crushing outside again. im feeling extremely mobile: I'm confident in my ability to open my hips, bring my feet up high, and employ flexibility through a hard move. this has gotten me far for my level of fitness. despite knowing that my limiting factor in climbing is raw power, I know that for the routes I've chosen to project on my upcoming trip to the red, I physically have more than what's required to send the gnar ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๏ธ๐Ÿผ thanks @ukuhayley896 for the and @markadamrohr for the ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ๏ธ #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #rockclimbing #climbing #doyouclimb #sportclimbing #bouldering #gymclimbing #fitness #athlete #athletenutrition #nutrition #climber #climbinglife #tryhard #flexing #fuckaverage - 2 months ago

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from the 35mm archives #analog #35mm

from the 35mm archives #analog #35mm - 2 months ago

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I have 31 more training days until I'm back in action at my favorite crag. My goal for my 11 day trip in March is to finish all the routes on the undertow. It's a lofty goal but that's good because I'll push myself and also I know I'm physically and mentally capable of achieving it. I'm allowing myself to begin seriously projecting a route in the madness cave once I do "team wilson" and "convicted", two routes I've been told are great benchmarks for the cave (thx @xrockmonkeyx for the beta ๐Ÿ˜Ž). In the madness cave I'm hoping to start with "flour power". Hit me up if you'll be in the red in March and want to rope up! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ shoutout to @alyssa_neill for helping me with my athlete nutrition (you're a BAMF!!! - follow her - reach out to her) and to my homie @krisugarriza for the ๐Ÿ“ธ #climbing #rockclimbing #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sportclimbing #redrivergorge #redrivergorgeous #motherlode #athlete #athletenutrition #nutrition #nutritionforclimbers #anaerobic #optoutside #tryhard #photography #actionphotography

I have 31 more training days until I'm back in action at my favorite crag. My goal for my 11 day trip in March is to finish all the routes on the undertow. It's a lofty goal but that's good because I'll push myself and also I know I'm physically and mentally capable of achieving it. I'm allowing myself to begin seriously projecting a route in the madness cave once I do "team wilson" and "convicted", two routes I've been told are great benchmarks for the cave (thx @xrockmonkeyx for the beta ๐Ÿ˜Ž). In the madness cave I'm hoping to start with "flour power". Hit me up if you'll be in the red in March and want to rope up! ๐Ÿผ๏ธ shoutout to @alyssa_neill for helping me with my athlete nutrition (you're a BAMF!!! - follow her - reach out to her) and to my homie @krisugarriza for the ๐Ÿ“ธ #climbing #rockclimbing #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sportclimbing #redrivergorge #redrivergorgeous #motherlode #athlete #athletenutrition #nutrition #nutritionforclimbers #anaerobic #optoutside #tryhard #photography #actionphotography - 3 months ago

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iโ€™m yearning to be pumped out of my mind, to scream at my forearms to not give up, and to fight through a sea of finger jug paddling. completely athletic style of climbing. i canโ€™t wait for my favorite crag of all time to finally thaw just a lil so i can continue ticking off more steep sandstone classics. @krisugarriza did me a solid capturing me on my trip last october. thanks buddy for the ๐Ÿ“ธ!!
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#climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #bouldering #optoutside #athlete #athletic #nutrition #nutritionforathletes #poweredbyplants #redrivergorge #rrgcc #redriverpump #motherlode #kentucky #pumped

iโ€™m yearning to be pumped out of my mind, to scream at my forearms to not give up, and to fight through a sea of finger jug paddling. completely athletic style of climbing. i canโ€™t wait for my favorite crag of all time to finally thaw just a lil so i can continue ticking off more steep sandstone classics. @krisugarriza did me a solid capturing me on my trip last october. thanks buddy for the ๐Ÿ“ธ!! ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Ž๏ธ #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #bouldering #optoutside #athlete #athletic #nutrition #nutritionforathletes #poweredbyplants #redrivergorge #rrgcc #redriverpump #motherlode #kentucky #pumped - 3 months ago

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@fiona.layton onsighting 12c in the best style: smiles on smiles ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

@fiona.layton onsighting 12c in the best style: smiles on smiles ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿผ - 4 months ago

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holler to my badass bestie @alexis_live_and_love_it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ it was inspiring to watch you work the moves on sprayathon. I love how you pick projects based on your OWN analysis of the movement, minus other people spraying and giving their own opinion. hell yeah. i miss rifle and i miss you. please come skiing with me soon and come back to rifle next summer to crush this route :)

holler to my badass bestie @alexis_live_and_love_it ๐Ÿผ it was inspiring to watch you work the moves on sprayathon. I love how you pick projects based on your OWN analysis of the movement, minus other people spraying and giving their own opinion. hell yeah. i miss rifle and i miss you. please come skiing with me soon and come back to rifle next summer to crush this route :) - 4 months ago

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cash me ousside / how bow dah ???
fingers crossed for some bitchin front range temps this weekend. otherwise letโ€™s go skiing?? coloRADo living ainโ€™t bad either way ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธโค๏ธโ›ฐ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ท
โ€œs00pr kr33mโ€ (5.13a / 7c+)
๐Ÿ“ธ the talented @krisugarriza

cash me ousside / how bow dah ??? fingers crossed for some bitchin front range temps this weekend. otherwise letโ€™s go skiing?? coloRADo living ainโ€™t bad either way ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ๏ธโ›ฐ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ท โ€œs00pr kr33mโ€ (5.13a / 7c+) ๐Ÿ“ธ the talented @krisugarriza - 5 months ago

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#tbt long summer rifle days, adhesive tape spray for the thighs, homemade baked goods at the crag, the hops plant you lower into after doing pumporama, pulling off chossy rock, greasing off holds, campfire beers and laughter, and infinite starscapes ๐Ÿƒโœจ๐ŸŒ™โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธโ›ฐ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž @alexis_live_and_love_it with the catch and colton with the ๐Ÿ“ธ

#tbt long summer rifle days, adhesive tape spray for the thighs, homemade baked goods at the crag, the hops plant you lower into after doing pumporama, pulling off chossy rock, greasing off holds, campfire beers and laughter, and infinite starscapes ๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธโ›ฐ๐Ÿ˜Ž @alexis_live_and_love_it with the catch and colton with the ๐Ÿ“ธ - 5 months ago

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excited to be shooting photos for the new rifle guidebook! itโ€™s been a new adventure transferring my 10 years experience shooting analog to picking up action photography in digital. that said, the same design and technical concepts apply. kudos to @krisugarriza for mentoring me in the art of sport climbing photography. hereโ€™s callie sending โ€œblocky horror showโ€ (5.12d/7c) ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿโ˜€๏ธ #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing #rockclimbing #sportsphotography #photography #riflemountainpark #colorado #autumn #climbing_is_my_passion #sportclimbing #bouldering #optoutside #athlete

excited to be shooting photos for the new rifle guidebook! itโ€™s been a new adventure transferring my 10 years experience shooting analog to picking up action photography in digital. that said, the same design and technical concepts apply. kudos to @krisugarriza for mentoring me in the art of sport climbing photography. hereโ€™s callie sending โ€œblocky horror showโ€ (5.12d/7c) ๏ธ #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing #rockclimbing #sportsphotography #photography #riflemountainpark #colorado #autumn #climbing_is_my_passion #sportclimbing #bouldering #optoutside #athlete - 5 months ago

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climbing is fun. ๐Ÿ“ธ @markadamrohr

climbing is fun. ๐Ÿ“ธ @markadamrohr - 6 months ago

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โ€œsingularityโ€ (5.12c) has unique flow. the first two bolts climb a boulder that ends with a difficult mantel. after a rest, the remainder of the route follows an insanely pumpy overhanging arch. thanks @markadamrohr for capturing me on my send of this red river gorge classic and @lazy_climber for the catch ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ

โ€œsingularityโ€ (5.12c) has unique flow. the first two bolts climb a boulder that ends with a difficult mantel. after a rest, the remainder of the route follows an insanely pumpy overhanging arch. thanks @markadamrohr for capturing me on my send of this red river gorge classic and @lazy_climber for the catch ๐Ÿผ - 6 months ago

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that's a wrap for the season! see ya next summer, rifle. here i am "resting" (lol) in a painful left knee bar on "deity" 13a. four bolts of pumpy climbing precede this brief shake-out; the remaining six moves are the crux boulder problem, comprising a full extension reach, back flagging, a drop knee, and compression climbing between sidepulls. the route requires consistent body tension and near-maximal power for the final push to the chains. the feet are a little "make believe" so most of your weight is on your upper body. i'm forced to skip the last draw which adds a strong element of spice considering you're not too far off the ground. "deity" climbs like a boulder problem. it's a short route. definitely my anti-style, definitely a slap to the face. after snagging the one hang i hope to take it down next season! thanks colton for the ๐Ÿ“ธ

that's a wrap for the season! see ya next summer, rifle. here i am "resting" (lol) in a painful left knee bar on "deity" 13a. four bolts of pumpy climbing precede this brief shake-out; the remaining six moves are the crux boulder problem, comprising a full extension reach, back flagging, a drop knee, and compression climbing between sidepulls. the route requires consistent body tension and near-maximal power for the final push to the chains. the feet are a little "make believe" so most of your weight is on your upper body. i'm forced to skip the last draw which adds a strong element of spice considering you're not too far off the ground. "deity" climbs like a boulder problem. it's a short route. definitely my anti-style, definitely a slap to the face. after snagging the one hang i hope to take it down next season! thanks colton for the ๐Ÿ“ธ - 6 months ago

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it's crazy how fast the season has flown by. i'm enjoying cooler temps now but first snowfall is definitely on the horizon. while wrapping up a rifle season i'm turning my focus to training endurance on crimps for the red. this translates to repeaters on the finger board, circuits on the moon board, lapping boulders in the gym and feet-on endurance campusing. im grateful to have two weeks this fall season to devote to steep sandstone projects and im hoping that my crag-specific training will pay off

it's crazy how fast the season has flown by. i'm enjoying cooler temps now but first snowfall is definitely on the horizon. while wrapping up a rifle season i'm turning my focus to training endurance on crimps for the red. this translates to repeaters on the finger board, circuits on the moon board, lapping boulders in the gym and feet-on endurance campusing. im grateful to have two weeks this fall season to devote to steep sandstone projects and im hoping that my crag-specific training will pay off - 7 months ago

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๐ŸŽถ "where the soul meets body..." ๐ŸŽถ

"where the soul meets body..." - 7 months ago

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dialing in new beta on "deity" 13a in the wicked cave. some of my favorite power endurance movement in rifle. temps are dropping, sendtember is here, and psyche is at an all time high ๐Ÿ˜Ž

dialing in new beta on "deity" 13a in the wicked cave. some of my favorite power endurance movement in rifle. temps are dropping, sendtember is here, and psyche is at an all time high ๐Ÿ˜Ž - 7 months ago

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