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crisvalerio Boom! We did it y'all! It was most definitely epic. Not at all graceful.. Plenty of fear, tears, off route shenanigans and not enough to water. The most grueling physical experience for either of us weekend warriors. But, we didn't get hauled up by anyone. We traded blocked leads and freed as much as possible and couldn't be more humbled by these mountains and the effort required to behold their glory. Met so many great climbers whose encouragement (and water!) could not have come at more appropriately needed moments. Now, we just need to get fast and make it down in time to catch a beer at the pizza deck before closing. PS - ask me about how I fell off of Thank God ledge. OMG. #halfdome #lifegoals #yosemite #tradisrad #dirtbarbieadventures 6d

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crisvalerio My happy place. 2w

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crisvalerio Celebrating my abuelito's 94th birthday. Born in Bastrop, TX in 1921, Raul Valerio moved to Revolucion, Tamaulipas in 5th grade after his family was granted an"ejido" as part of the agrarian land reform led by President Lázaro Cárdenas. Lelo always resented his parents for moving back to Mexico as he would never go back to school after this. After living destitute on his family's land for almost two decades he moved his new wife to the big city of Matamoros where he began taking construction jobs up in Houston that accompanied the oil boom. Three kids later with papers secured for his wife he moved his family to Corpus Christi, TX against the wishes of his extended family. My dad was 15 years old, didn't speak any English, believed he was the best basketball player at his school (at 5'3) and started learning to surf. Every other weekend, as part of the concessions Lelo made to my grandmother's brothers for taking their sister away, the family would drive back to Matamoros to visit, buy tortillas and deliver goods. Three years after this move my grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer. My dad began to work to support the family while also going to school. It was never easy, but Lelo insisted his kids go to college. Decades later his 3 kids have a combined 9 degrees including 2 doctorates and 4 masters. It's the pride and joy of my Lelo's life. This weekend his granddaughter (1 of 7) graduated, marking her start to a college education. I feel so lucky to have this rich history and strong family support as a foundational thread in my life. #family #abuelo 3w

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crisvalerio Lazy Sunday funday along the Merced... #yosemite #merced #sarbeach #yosemitefalls 2mon

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crisvalerio Happy May Day! Hope you get out and see some real wild flowers this weekend. #mayday #sierrawildflowers #favorites #tryingtoteachmyselftodraw #creativeconfidence 2mon

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crisvalerio I have to admit... I am loving working in downtown Oakland. Such a diverse, vibrant and alive community. The woman at Fat Cat cafe this morning made my day.. Both rude and wonderful all at the same time. Feels like I'm back in NYC in a weird way... #nofilter #oakland #foxtheater #eastbay 2mon

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crisvalerio Throwback Saturday to a few weekends ago with this sexy, beautiful couple and the lovely community they share. #gq #love #santacruzmountains #wedding #outdoored #teachers 2mon

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crisvalerio A vision of Sunday happiness... 3mon
  •   debragulbas Can I be you? I'll give you Eva if we can trade lives. 3mon
  •   crisvalerio @debragulbas I'm totally tattling on you to Eva! Shame! Poor thing, doesn't even have a sibling yet and she's already being bargained away! 3mon
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crisvalerio Spring is just So. Damn. Good. #getoutside #desertrat #seekandenjoy 3mon

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crisvalerio Lost my heart to this place 3 years ago with @eliotac @seelink and @jbonejerome - It still takes my breath away. Thankful for the friendships, sunsets, laughter, epics, gobies, scars, tears, summits, lessons, landscapes, and so much more that this beautiful sport/lifestyle has taught me since then. #climbing #liveyourdreams #tradisrad #crackfiend #planetgranite #utah #indiancreek 3mon

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crisvalerio Dos Hermanas trying their hand at Dos Hermanos. #latergram #indiancreek #fingercrackwhores 3mon
  •   scmvwb Wow...amazing! Can we talk soon? 3mon
  •   crisvalerio @scmvwb for sure! I'm back in non spotty service area aka SF in about 1.5 weeks. Call you then? 3mon
  •   scmvwb Please! :-) 3mon

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crisvalerio @le_slothe + Vicky on their first trad climb #tradisrad #zion #utah #sandstone 3mon

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crisvalerio Zion you are a beautiful, scary beast... #sandstone #choss #tradisnotsoradhere #nationalparks 4mon

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crisvalerio 120 year old general store in the middle of America's fruit bowl... Filled with my people (and tamales!) these days but originally founded by a German lady and her military husband who came here to work the mines... Still owned by that family, but run by raza #californiahistory #insearchoftiburciovasquez 4mon

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