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These LGBTQ+ Climbers Are Reaching New Heights

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When Megan Carter moved to Colorado several years ago, her partner at the time was an avid climber and tried to throw her into the sport.

Carter found herself atop a teetering stone arch in the wilderness. She wanted to cry.“I was super afraid of heights, totally mortified,” recalls Carter, who is now a climbing coach and the brainchild behind Queer Climbing Night at her local gym, Eagle Climbing + Fitnessin Eagle, Colorado. “It was something totally out of my comfort zone.

Also, at that time I saw the climbing community as unapproachable and, as a queer woman, not very welcoming. I saw it as a lot of bros and people trying to prove themselves.” A climber scales a natural outdoor wallA couple of years later, she gave climbing another try.

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