40before40: bouldering at memphis rox.

during my time off earlier this month sarah and i went bouldering at memphis rox. we had both been wanting to check out the space, and a random monday morning provided us the time and space to experiment to our hearts’ content.

we paid our suggested donation and got a tour of the space from adam, one of the staff members, before donning our shoes and getting started. all told we scaled 7 routes and began a few others in the 45ish minutes we were there and had a great time.

memphis rox is located in soulsville across from the stax museum and is set up to provide climbing opportunities to everyone in the community regardless of their ability to pay. people can climb on a day-to-day basis or purchase a membership, and those who cannot pay can volunteer their time in the gym or other local nonprofits in exchange for being able to climb and use the other facilities. it has allowed youth access to climbing and bouldering who might not have otherwise had that access, and it has been a great asset to the memphis community. i hope to go back again soon.

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memphis rox mural 1/3. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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mural 2/3. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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mural 3/3. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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adorning the hallway wall. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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eyeing her next route. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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she made it to the top! memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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and so did i! memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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look at her go! memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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enjoying our final days together. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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the view from the top. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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she’s a badass. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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celebrating our final ascents. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.
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a look at the top rope section; we saved it for next time. memphis, tennessee. august 2019.

xx

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