This one took me a few tries! It’s the longest V3 route I’ve been able to finish and it’s pretty fun. That big yellow hold has barely enough grip though, so letting a hand go to grab that last hold was…😳by faith alone lol
A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing rock climbing star, Sierra Blair-Coyle, at her gym in Phoenix, AZ. She is super strong, down to earth, and was great to photograph…I’ll post some outtakes later. Thank you, Sierra!
Allura - Psychic Types, or maybe Fairy. She’d be ethereal and beautiful when you first arrive, wearing flowing robes, but then she’d change into battle gear and kick your ass. Her signature pokemon would be a Gardevoir
Coran - I could see him as being a Normal Type gym leader, but he’d totally be the kind to catch you off guard with his strange tactics. Although I’m tempted to say he could also be a Rock or Steel Type gym leader just so his signature pokemon would be Probopass. If he was Normal, then it would be a Stoutland, something strong and dependable.
Shiro - Tough call, either Fighting or Steel. At least his signature pokemon is easy; Lucario does both, and fits Shiro’s noble personality. He’d be so supportive of any trainers that come to challenge him, encouraging them to train and get stronger if they lose, congratulating them when they win. So good. So pure.
Pidge - Electric, probably, because Pidge LOVES robots. Their gym is actually a puzzle, with invisible walls and hidden doors, and Pidge likes to test out their cloaking tech on new trainers. Their signature pokemon is a Magneton named Rover that follows them around faithfully.
Hunk - I want to say Grass Types for some reason, but I guess Rock or Ground would be more fitting with his canon counterpart. He’s actually very reluctant to battle, a bit of the nervous sort, but he’s very proud of his pokemon and is ready to support them in battle. His Gigalith is nicknamed Shay, and Hunk uses her and her brother, a Golem named Rax, in double battles
Keith - Fire is the obvious choice, but so is Fighting. Because that boy will fight anything. You walk into his gym, you better be friggin ready for a battle. Just walked in looking for directions? Too bad you’re facing the gym leader today I don’t care if all you’ve got is a Bidoof. Any of the Fire/Fighting starters could technically serve as his signature pokemon, but Blaziken seems to be the best fit.
Lance - Water booooy. Or I guess Ice. His battle is basically him making nothing but ice and water puns at you while you seriously start to question your life choices. His signature pokemon is a Milotic, and he claims that she’s the only thing in the world more beautiful than he is. He also totally raised her from a Feebas, and he spoils her rotten.
Alternatively, the Paladins could be the Elite Four, with Shiro as the Champion (heh oh man that worked out too well), while Allura is the rival and Coran is the supportive friend. Either way Zarkon is the leader of Team Galra, and they’re jerks trying to take over the world