High Climbing Instagram Accounts to Follow

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Climb higher than you ever thought possible and over amazing parts of the world with these amazing Instagram accounts! A stairway to heaven if you will. These days everyone and their mom have an Instagram account. Research says that approx. 69.8 million of these daily shots are images of Starbucks cups, selfies, inspirational quotes, foodporn, and yoga. But underneath the mountains of main stream photos are some high climbers.
(above photo by @amanelis)


1. @heyflashfoxy
Started by New York climber @shelmatic, this “badass lady crew” is an awesome collective of women who aim to celebrate women through sharing their climbing pursuits.


2. @amanelis
Based in San Francisco, Manelis shoots some of the most exquisite places on planet earth: Bishop and Yosemite, plus a great mix of inspiring and beautiful portraiture and travel photos.


3. @climbingmagazine
Whether you’re an expert climber looking for the latest news and climbing videos, or a beginner who wants to learn more about rock climbing, Climbing.com is the place. Their Skills section is packed with expert climbing advice on how to rock climb, as well as training tips for rock climbing and bouldering. There IG feed is filled with some of the best climbing photography around. If you want to get featured tag @climbingmagazine


4. @seelyseeclimb
This gorgeous Arizona climber crushes 5.13 sport and 5.11 trad with a blindingly beautiful smile—and this is all after overcoming a devastating fall that put her in a wheelchair. She shows impossible really stands for I’m possible.


5. @andywickstrom
As half of Design Egg (@eggtravels), Wickstrom travels the country with his wife Jess providing free design, photography, and consulting services to non-profit organizations, artists, and entrepreneurs.


6. @coreyrichproductions
A small group of talented individuals work behind the scenes to keep Corey Rich Productions running like a well-oiled machine. With an impressive cumulative background in photography, project management, design, travel, and a love for the outdoors, Corey’s staff handles all of the necessary details surrounding a shoot. This allows Corey the confidence to travel the globe on assignment and focus on what lies just beyond my lens.


7. @kjorgeson
BORN TO CLIMB…Kevin began climbing as a toddler – trees, fences, cupboards, ladders, everything. At age 10, he discovered rock climbing when he attended the grand opening of his local climbing gym. By age 19, Kevin was the top ranked climber for his age in the country. He then turned his focus toward establishing the most beautiful and dangerous boulder problems in the world. In 2009, he began work on the Dawn Wall project with Tommy Caldwell. On January 14, 2015 – after 19 days on the wall and six years of work – Tommy and Kevin succeeded on what’s being called the world’s hardest climb.


8. @alexhonnold
A thirty-year-old climbing phenomenon, Alex Honnold pushes the limits of free soloing beyond anything previously attempted, as he climbs without a rope, without a partner, and without any gear to attach himself to the wall. If he falls, he dies. In Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts the seven most astonishing achievements thus far in his meteoric career, including free-soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the drama of one climb, along with reflective and introspective passages that get at what makes Honnold tick. Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts quotes the judgments of other climbers to help put Honnold’s tremendous accomplishments in perspective.


9. @chris_sharma
When Chris was 12 years old, his life changed forever the moment that he walked into the local climbing gym in Santa Cruz, California. He learned that through a supportive community of inspired friends (his extended family), he was able to accomplish things way beyond his imagination.
So right here, next to the Mediterranean Sea in his hometown of Barcelona, a small team and Chris are building a new climbing gym to share the wonderful experience of climbing with all.
The vision is to create a world class climbing and training space for all climbers, of all abilities, ­a special place for the local and international community to gather and create an environment of positive, collaborative energy.


10. @jimmy_chin
Jimmy Chin lives a life of art and adventure, combining a career as a photographer, documentary filmmaker and a 14-year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team. In the past decade, Chin has collaborated with, filmed and photographed some of the world’s most progressive athletes and explorers while participating in breakthrough expeditions around the planet.





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