When it comes to projects, there’s often a clear distinction between your limit and the excuses you make around failed attempts. In this short film, Paige Claassen finds the sweet spot in her efforts to send Sarchasm, a 5.14 high-alpine sport route located just outside of Estes Park, Colorado. If anything, this video is a great reminder of how significant the mental component is to our ability to challenge our boundaries in climbing.

 There’s a really fine line between excuses and the reality of how hard this is for me.

– Paige Claassen


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