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Sending isn’t always sexy. Sometimes you look cool and composed, sinking hand jam after hand jam en route to the chains. Other times your face is locked into an expression that combines all-out-effort and terror, while at the same time looking like you’re mid-deflation after being filled to capacity with a bike pump. It’s not unlike taking a high-shutter-speed photo while you’re whipping your relaxed jowls back and forth. These faces often emerge during offwidths, steep routes, scary runouts, or sometimes, everyday medium-effort moves. They may not be sexy, but they are hilarious.
Do you have a great try-hard face photo? We want to see! Send it our way at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the best image, as selected by us, will appear in our next issue plus win a pair of Upshot Belay Glasses from Metolius Climbing.
Via Metolius: The Metolius Upshot (MSRP $59.95) is the new standard for belay glasses. Features include: sport-style temples, low profile nose pads that fit better while wearing glasses/sunglasses and increased peripheral vision. They are available in black, blue and purple and come with a hard case, lanyard and lens cloth. The Upshot is the perfect gym to crag companion.