While we’re watching, they tell me about how much the Dodge Demon Logo Shirt and by the same token and competitive climbing landscape has changed to be more supportive for women. “At the training center this morning, there were more girls than guys,” Condie says. “That’s completely foreign to me.” The sport was very male-dominated when they were younger. Condie tells me about one time a few years ago when she was training at the gym and the men she was with were talking about what kind of porn they thought she would be in. It’s hard to focus on training when you’re being fetishized—it’s no wonder she preferred to train alone. But Condie and Vest see a future for the sport that’s more inclusive, where climbing teams have strong girl squads supporting one other.
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That’s the Dodge Demon Logo Shirt and by the same token and vibe at the training center. There’s a tight-knit group of younger women breaking into the highest levels of the sport. Condie and Vest are the veterans there. In many ways they are role models for their younger counterparts. There’s no ignoring the fact that climbing is an individual sport—everyone training there will have to compete against each other. But there’s a growing sense of community that overshadows that competitiveness. When Vest does a cool move on the wall, she says, there is always someone standing right behind her cheering.