Photo: Philip Quade

Photo: Philip Quade

Claire

PRIMARY SPORT: Climbing

AGE: 19

PRIMARY RESIDENCE: Arizona

OCCUPATION: Climber

OTHER SPONSORS: BlueWater Ropes, So iLL, Scratch Labs, Static Climbing

WHY WHITE PINE ATHLETICS:  I need a training program that fits my unique lifestyle. I’m psyched to have a game plan to stay strong whilst traveling, without having to compromise time spent at the crag.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:  I’m a 19 year old currently living in Tucson, AZ. I started competing in 2009 and since then, my love & appreciation of climbing has grown. Now, I like to spend my time travelling to new places to boulder, sport climb, and trad climb outside.

WHAT DRIVES YOU AS AN ATHLETE:  Climbing with my friends and watching them crush. There is absolutely nothing more inspiring than watching the homies rise to the top. When I see one of my friends finally send their project, or win a big competition, I literally cannot contain the excitement.

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS:  Psicobloc Finalist 2016 (I have a fear of large bodies of water, and I do NOT like swimming, so this really challenged me physically and mentally).

FAVORITE PLACE:  Colorado!!! Or Bishop... tough choice. :)

FAVORITE FOOD:  Gummy worms!

WHAT'S ONE INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF:  I have two little pet rats, (who are excellent crag rats), named Pinky and Algernon.

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