They were struck by the image of his yellow shirt during their viewing of “Rotpunkt” on YouTube. Wondering if his strength was fueled by the garment, they jokingly decided to wear one too. A conversation that started as a joke, paved the way for a community based movement called The Yellow Shirts.
Kirk Fuson, a Texas-based climber and graphic designer, is one of the brains behind The Yellow Shirts’ initiative. He describes the movement as a thing about everything, that started with the initial desire to climb as hard as professional rock climber, Alexander Megos.
“Alex Megos is strong and he wears yellow, so we are wearing yellow too,” said Fuson, adding that now the focus of the group has changed. “If you are interested in getting better and have a good attitude, let’s do this.”
The Yellow Shirts started in Fuson’s local climbing gym, Inspire Rock in Spring, Texas…
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