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Cole Fennel

The eight previous years of year of my life have been centered around one thing, rocks. I caught the rock climbing bug my senior year in high school and almost instantly fell for it. It didnt take long to realize rock climbing is much more than a sport or a hobby for me, it’s my life.
 
Soon after graduating high school my girlfriend (now wife), Mary, and I moved from our hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas to Boulder, Colorado. I spent nearly all of my two and a half years in rockies on the local rocks or on the road and almost exclusively trad climbed. I took annual trips to hueco tanks and sport climbed here and there, but the majority of my non-work time was spent in places like Eldorado Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park with a few long stints in Yosemite Valley and the Moab area.
 
In December 2007 Mary and I moved home. The first 18 months or so of being back in Arkansas I spent working feverishly on a comprehensive roped climbing guidebook to my home state. Since the release of Rock Climbing Arkansas: Comprehensive roped climbing and select bouldering (fixedpin.com), my focus has shifted entirely to developing. I’ve hiked and scrubbed a ton of boulders over the last few years, but I’m most psyched hanging on a rope with drill in my hand bolting choss.
 
 

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  • Black Diamond
  • Fayettechill
  • Photography Blog