The following content was originally published on VDiff Climbing, which provides simple illustrations for safe climbing techniques. VDiff owners and founders, Neil & Maria, have climbed over 25 big walls, including solo and first ascents, enough alpine summits to lose track of, and estimate they have made over half a million trad gear placements. VDiff is their way of giving back to the climbing community that’s taught them, supported them, and provided years of adventure and friendship.
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