Climbing 'Emoji' Launched

Exciting news just in for the cool kids: climbing now has its own 'emojicon' or 'emoji' - the smileys and ideograms used in messaging apps, social media and webpages. US professional climber Sasha DiGiulian helped emoji design and approval committees to create the new 'Person Climbing' emojis, which will be coming to your keyboards later this year.

In an article written for Outside magazine, Sasha commented: 'To now have a climber emoji as part of the phone vernacular is emblematic of the surging popularity of the sport.'

There will be 12 variations on the climber icon, including multiple skin tones and genders for increased diversity and a wider appeal.

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