bookofsamuel R.O.C.K. Project (#ROCKProject) stands for Responsible Outdoor
Climbing Knowledge.
It's an education program launched by the @accessfund with @blackdiamondequipment. It's an initiative to help empower and inspire us (climbers) to minimize our collective impact and to preserve our wild places. Here's a fact: each of us has something to learn, and every one of us can do better. Don't do it for me, don't do it for this project or these guidelines, or these companies – do it for the wild places that mean something to you, do it for your local crag – so that the those places retain their magic potential to shape the lives of people that come after us, so that the kids have a chance to experience the same wild places, the same crags. Find your own reasons and #CommitToThePact by the link in my profile.
Here @barbarazangerl plays in one of my favorite places while visiting from Austria on a cold but fun day out #climbing with @hazel_findlay from England, and locals @jthesenga and @brittany_griffith
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bookofsamuel Blasphemy is bliss. Bouldering in Indian Creek. This dude's vision. @chris_schulte. Thanks mate. @thenorthface @blackdiamondequipment 2w

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bookofsamuel Balanced Rock reminds - All things in their place, all things with balance. Sadness is an important part of happiness, as chaos is to calm, and suffering to salvation. Life is not meant to be easy. Be where you are. Good luck out there, and wish me luck as well. 2w

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bookofsamuel An almost full #moon rises after a day of bouldering in the #desert. 3w

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bookofsamuel Austrians @anna_stoehr and @kilifish #climbing on some short and chossy Utah limestone in the freezing cold. Good thing we had the #MountainWhiskey. #SoMuchBetterThanIndianCreek 3w

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bookofsamuel @TinCupWhiskey with Mt. Timpanogos (11,752 ft.) dusted with snow as seen after a solid day of climbing in American Fork Canyon. #MountainWhiskey helps to keep warm as the days grow shorter and colder. Longer autumn or winter ready? 4w

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bookofsamuel And sometimes I ride #horses into the #sunset in the #mountains. 4w

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bookofsamuel VIDEO. The @rockandicemag #WeekendWhipper starring yours truly getting rocked in the winter mixed #climbing competition at the 2011 Ouray Ice Fest. Thankfully no broken bones or puncture wounds, only a bruised ass and ego. For the full video, see the link in my profile. #luckybounce? 1mon

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bookofsamuel The lovely @brittany_griffith catches a ray of #light in Hell... The Hell Cave in American Fork Canyon on a fine #Autumn day of #climbing with friends. 1mon

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bookofsamuel Hashtag #Hawaii 1mon

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bookofsamuel My little bro just married showing us his backyard. 1mon

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bookofsamuel @jakemartin goes to battle with #Yosemite #granite one last time before moving to Bali to work for @deustemple. @jthesenga supports (heckles) from the ground. Thanks for the fun. You'll be missed. Enjoy the ride amigo. #climbing #SpringBreakJake #PirateTheDog #nexttimeyoureleading 2mon

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bookofsamuel #Sunrise in sacred space. Yesterday @jthesenga and I woke a 430am and hiked the 3000 vertical feet to the top of El Capitan. He worked with others to clean up trash on top, while I rappelled down 600 feet with another team to Camp VI on The Nose to clean 40+ years of garbage and human waste. It was brutal and disgusting. We hiked down in time to set up the @blackdiamondequipment tent and sponsor display, and hang out and talk to people. Then I gave a slideshow to an awesome crowd after both Dr. Jared Vagy and Brandon Latham spoke. We're here to support the annual #Yosemite Facelift event. It's a different style event that focuses on cleanup and conservation. In our lives, the consequences of our choices ripple through the world and through time, and generally affect much deeper and longer than we realize. I challenge you to embrace this, and live a little more deliberately. "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi @leavenotracecenter 2mon

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bookofsamuel Not every post can be a stunning landscape or a big achievement or something good or inspirational or beautiful or emotional. That establishes a false pretense and an unfair expectation. That's not real life. Some posts are just #morning #coffee - just #normal. If we expect extraordinary, we won't be able to see the beauty and find value in the ordinary. Don't like this post, just enjoy your #Sunday. 2mon
  •   jdb5101 woah @VinesBeLike 2mon
  •   ltjian Can I get a aaaaaymen! 2mon
  •   keelykelleher @bookofsamuel thanks 2mon
  •   mrwordsmith I liked it because after finishing an intense 30 hour race ... I was feeling the same way about today. Thanks. 2mon
  •   sandrasalvas Well said. Way to keep it real. 2mon
  •   imlateagain Thanks! And u too... 2mon
  •   itscrystalb couldn't help but like it! i have a coffee thing, sorry! 2mon
  •   jen_elyse Wisely said. I often refrain from taking pictures of those stunning landscapes just to "keep them to myself", in a sense. 2mon

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bookofsamuel These @leavenotracecenter principles can be applied to the city, the front country, or the back country. It (The Planet) is ours to protect and preserve. #Responsibility 3mon

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bookofsamuel The leaves are fully changing in the high country. Psyched for Fall. Just tryin to get strong. 3mon

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bookofsamuel #video #timelapse above Cortina, #Italy at the top of Cima Tofana at 3244 meters. Rainy and cloudy summer here in the #Dolomites. Not great for climbing, but fun to hike around and beautiful to observe. 3mon

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