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Climbing - - THE CLIMB/ THE BETA -

The num­ber of 5.14s Hayes climbed in the last year. On her 18th birth­day in Fe­bru­ary 2016, Hayes set a goal: climb 14 5.14s be­fore she turned 19. “I like fig­ures, and their as­so­ci­a­tion with spe­cific goals,” says Hayes. “If I climbed enough 5.14s, I’d get a bet­ter sense of the grade.” Ticks in­cluded Pure Imag­i­na­tion (5.14c) at the Red River Gorge and the first fe­male as­cent of Bad Girls Club (5.14d) at Ri­fle.

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