Yesterday, EmojiPedia—creators of the majority of emojis in the world—released the design for rock climbing emojis, which were inspired by a submission from Sasha DiGiulian, after she noted the need for one in a tweet:
— Emoji ⭐ (@GetEmoji) May 3, 2015
Following the Twitter exchange, Sasha communicated with the folks at EmojiPedia for the design and submitted several photos to aid in its development.
This is something that I've been working on for the last couple years. I'm thrilled to announce it's coming to fruition. I wrote an article for @outsidemagazine on the process I went through to make this happen. Huge thanks to the "Chief Emoji Operator," Jeremy Burge, for working with me! To now have a #climberemoji a part of the vernacular that anyone can use on their phones is emblematic to the surging popularity of the sport. ? stay tuned for the keyboard update!! #climbing #climbergirls
These new rock climbing emojis are scheduled to release in June 2017 in a male and female version, along with customizable skin tones.
Which means, no longer will you need to text your friends and ask them if they want to go climbing … instead, you’ll just use these:
For a full overview of upcoming emojis, take a look at EmojiPedia’s release notes, or watch the video below:
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