Date Of Birth: TBD
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Current Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite Zone: Fontainebleau
Proudest Achievement: The first route I bolted, Blister Popper
Favorite Advocacy Org: Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
I love climbing... I love to train hard to climb on real rock. I love to challenge myself, but also can be just as happy climbing a classic line with a beautiful view. I have competed in sport and bouldering with one of my local gyms but have recently been focusing more on climbing outside. I love to travel to new climbing areas. My parents have taught me that it is important to push yourself but you can be the strongest climber in the world but if your a jerk or are a selfish climber it doesn't matter. It can't just be about difficulty. I think it is important to learn to protect the areas we climb in and even I have noticed how crowded these areas are becoming. The hard work of establishing these areas has been done for us but now it is up to my generation to maintain these areas. My family and I work closely with the AF (Access Fund) and the SLCA (Salt Lake Climbers Alliance). I have helped with many Adop-a-Crags like in Joe's Valley and Little Cottonwood Canyon, which includes trail work, garbage clean up and graffiti removal. My sister Zoe and I have received the "Lighting the Way" Award from the Utah Governor's Office of Outdoor Recreation and have received the "Sharp End" Award from the Access Funds.
- How did you get involved with your respective sport?: My family had been dragging me climbing my entire life and I always had fun. They took me to Font in France when I was in 1st grade as a reward for finishing my first year of Dual Immersion in French and I did all the routes on the kid's circuit and I fell in love. That place is so magical. I have returned since and hope to make many more trips. It will always be special to me!
- Who were your influences early in life?: First of all my Dad (that can be complicated). Tommy Caldwell has always been one of my favorites. Jeff Lowe is super inspiring. There are so many local people in Salt Lake who I look up to - Shingo and everyone at IME, Noah Bigwood, Kyle O'mera, Brittney Griffith... the list goes on. One of the things I really enjoy about climbing outside is meeting people at the crag. There is so much to learn from local climbers.
- What draws you to the outdoors?: It is so beautiful! One of my favorite days is waking up in the van, climbing hard and getting to the anchors so I can get a good look and then the hike down with my family. I like to bring paper and a pencil so I can draw the beauty that I see in between routes.
- What do you like about SCARPA as a brand?: Their relationship with the outdoor community. It seems like all the people who work there love to be outside.
- Why do you trust SCARPA products?: I love the rubber! The way the shoes are designed they don't wear out as fast as other brands. I have small feet and they fit really well.
- What gets you out of bed on big days?: The excitement of the day and my Mom usually wakes me up.
- What is your best excuse for skipping training?: "It is a beautiful day outside!!"
- Favorite recovery/apres beverage?: Vitamin water and I love Guacachips.
- If you had a baseball walkup song, what would it be?: MIA - Bucky Done Gun
- What's the last movie that made you cry?: The trailer for - Glory
- What's your dream trip or expedition?: With my favorite climbing partners (my family) Fly from SLC to France - rent van - drive to Font - Casis - Rent a boat and sail to Spain - Fly to South Africa and climb at Rocklands - Greenland for rest before heading home.
- What makes a good adventure partner?: Somebody who you can trust and has a positive attitude and is happy if you are successful. ALWAYS checks your knot.
- Two truths and a lie: I can speak fluent French. I ate a leaf. I have had a lot of injuries when I'm not climbing