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.
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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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