Sam Leale @sam.leale

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Lake Travis, TX during the 10° ice storm on Tuesday. Because it’s me and I wanted to see water.
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Lake Travis, TX during the 10° ice storm on Tuesday. Because it’s me and I wanted to see water.

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Yeehaw!
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Yeehaw!

I’ll be wearing black all week in solidarity with those who stand to put an end to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. This is something I’ve been dealing with my entire life in all of my positions, but have been too afraid to say anything to anyone because I didn’t want to be “that girl”. But from now on, I will be “that girl” and will not be afraid to stick up for myself any others in my place of work. And to the men who feel attacked, threatened and worried throughout this entire #metoo movement, be very afraid. Your #timesup.
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I’ll be wearing black all week in solidarity with those who stand to put an end to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. This is something I’ve been dealing with my entire life in all of my positions, but have been too afraid to say anything to anyone because I didn’t want to be “that girl”. But from now on, I will be “that girl” and will not be afraid to stick up for myself any others in my place of work. And to the men who feel attacked, threatened and worried throughout this entire #metoo movement, be very afraid. Your #timesup.

That’s some gneiss rock.🌵
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That’s some gneiss rock.🌵

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Completed my first full 5.9 on Saturday, which was a total sandbag. Just have to spread your legs and trust the rubber.
📷: @thisoneguydave
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Completed my first full 5.9 on Saturday, which was a total sandbag. Just have to spread your legs and trust the rubber. 📷: @thisoneguydave

Who needs big jugs if you’ve got a tight crack?
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Who needs big jugs if you’ve got a tight crack?

The best New Year’s to date. Couldn’t have asked for a better climbing crew.
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The best New Year’s to date. Couldn’t have asked for a better climbing crew.

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Climbing for the holiday weekend. This place rocks.
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Climbing for the holiday weekend. This place rocks.

I normally hate long captions, but I’m really emotional right now and I’m taking you with me. 
December 25th is the birthday of the most important person in my life. The family celebrated early today and it was really rough sitting next to the man who shaped me into who I am and having him not know who I was. When I was in Iceland this year, it was the first time I had confirmation that he had forgotten me and how close we had always been. It has been hard since that time, but not harder than it was today to see the confusion in his eyes when he looked at me. He has always been more to me than my grandpa; he has been my father-figure, my rock, my inspiration. He taught me to laugh in all types of situations and to see the positive in everyone. He is the only person I’ve ever known to not let bad situations hinder his warmth and kindness. I wish I could find the words to express the tears rolling down my cheeks, but I guess I’ll leave it at this. 
Papa, you’ll never read this, but I love you more than life itself and I hope that, maybe one day, you’ll remember our lives together and what you mean to us. I can only hope to become half the person you are.💛
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I normally hate long captions, but I’m really emotional right now and I’m taking you with me. December 25th is the birthday of the most important person in my life. The family celebrated early today and it was really rough sitting next to the man who shaped me into who I am and having him not know who I was. When I was in Iceland this year, it was the first time I had confirmation that he had forgotten me and how close we had always been. It has been hard since that time, but not harder than it was today to see the confusion in his eyes when he looked at me. He has always been more to me than my grandpa; he has been my father-figure, my rock, my inspiration. He taught me to laugh in all types of situations and to see the positive in everyone. He is the only person I’ve ever known to not let bad situations hinder his warmth and kindness. I wish I could find the words to express the tears rolling down my cheeks, but I guess I’ll leave it at this. Papa, you’ll never read this, but I love you more than life itself and I hope that, maybe one day, you’ll remember our lives together and what you mean to us. I can only hope to become half the person you are.💛

Portland, thank you. Until next time.🌲
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Portland, thank you. Until next time.🌲

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Got the send on my first V2 in four years! There is nothing like the feeling when it clicks after attempting it multiple times and you make it to the top. Definitely yelling “fuck” in that second photo.
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Got the send on my first V2 in four years! There is nothing like the feeling when it clicks after attempting it multiple times and you make it to the top. Definitely yelling “fuck” in that second photo.

Completed my first lead climb yesterday! Thought it would be best to get the feel of it on an easy route. But being the terrible slab climber that I am, it was a tad more challenging for me. Loved every second of it and now I can say, I’m officially a climber. 💪🏼 Girl’s Best Friend, 5.3
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Completed my first lead climb yesterday! Thought it would be best to get the feel of it on an easy route. But being the terrible slab climber that I am, it was a tad more challenging for me. Loved every second of it and now I can say, I’m officially a climber. 💪🏼 Girl’s Best Friend, 5.3

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