14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Last Holds Before Sending

Finger strength is key in climbing. Regular climbers tend to have strong, calloused, and sometimes gnarly-looking hands. In this image, Andrea sticks the last handholds before climbing into the anchors at the top of this 5.10c in Elizabeth Furnace.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Front Royal, Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Deirdre Forgione