Re-Gram: 16 Try-Hard Faces, Submitted by Our Readers
Lee Smith, Kaleidoscope (5.13c), Driveby Crag, Red River Gorge,Kentucky
Here is my try-hard face!
Plate Tectonics (5.10a) at the Red—my first 5.10a on lead outside!
Trying hard on the hangboard during quarantine.
Lauren Abernathy’s try-hard face.
This was taken after probably five attempts at pulling the crux move on Vertigo (5.11) in Eldo. Finally grabbed onto a decent hold and was both psyched and furious.
Here is my try-hard face! Chalk smears on cheeks and all!
I took this photo of my buddy Shepard Urbahn trying hard on Room to Shroom during our Joshua Tree trip back in January. It cracks me up every time I look at it!
Noah Ashley on Don’t Break It (5.11d), Marne Road Wall, Ohio. Might be some of the only overhang in Ohio.
A nice one at my local crag in Akranes, Iceland: Skagaslátrarinn (7b).
Here’s a funny photo of my try-hard face while bouldering at Peggy’s Cove!
Here is a try-hard-face photo of me climbing steep crimpers at my local namesake crag, Phil’s Hill, in Marquette, Michigan.
Try-hard face when sending Legalize This at Roche aux Sabots in Fontainebleau, France.
This issue, we put out a call for your best “try-hard-face” photos—shots of you climbing at some tense or crux moment, giving it your all. Our winning photo was of Lee Smith bearing down on Kaleidoscope (5.13c) at the Drive-By Crag in the Red River Gorge. For his shot of Lee, Andy Wickstrom won a pair of Upshot Belay Glasses from Metolius Climbing.