TJ Sanford, head setter at EVO Rock + Fitness in Louisville, prepares his holds as he plots a route for The Monkey House in Carbondale on Aug. 15, 2019. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Climbing gyms used to only offer dead-end jobs. Now, they’re a foothold for a route through the industry.

As the rock gym industry has grown -- there were 507 in the U.S. last year -- and become more sophisticated, so has work keeping climbing routes fresh

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Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, these photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.