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16-year-old NH teen's rock-climbing invention makes mile-high selfies a reality

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MANCHESTER - Annalise Groves is only 16 years old but you may be using her innovation sooner rather than later.

"I told him about it and he was like you need to make me one too," Groves.

Annalise grew up with three older brothers who taught her how to rock climb. Her family has been all over the country, finding new heights with the sport, but there was one problem. She wanted photos of the view when her brother scaled Yosemite National park.

"I wanted pictures from him and he was like 'I can't really bring it up.' So that's when I started thinking,'How could you safely bring it up?'"

"Rockmate" is a safer and convenient way for rock climbers to bring their phone on adventures. Think of it as an outdoor pocket. It fits all phones with its adjustable hold and has a retractable leash. With its design, it could be extremely helpful in a variety of sports and lifestyles.

"There's a lot of times when you can't hold your phone but need to have it with you so I think it could be expanded into other sports as well."

So when can you buy one of these?

"This is the prototype so it needs some more prototyping but I think it could definitely be something every climber uses," Groves.

AT&T Innovation Challenge judges agree, giving her third place in a nation-wide competition with hundreds of entries.

It all started thanks to her teacher's encouragement in a classroom at Derryfield School.

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