Age: 53
Country: U.S.A.

What are your climbing goals?
Since my recent shoulder surgery, my current goal is to fully recover, be able to continue climbing, progress my ability level once I return, complete more V5’s and someday, above that level. I must say that I have always wanted to ice climb though.

Most memorable climbing experience?
It’s tough to choose just one. I definitely won’t forget my first climb that got me hooked. But, I feel like, every new bouldering grade I’ve completed is also memorable. I do remember this one V5 that I tried every trip to the gym. It must have taken me at least a couple dozen attempts until I finally got it. The next day, that section of the gym was re-set. So, it was that much more enjoyable knowing that I finally completed it, just in time.

What do you like most about MyClimb?
I do like being able to see what levels I have climbed previously, trying to accumulate more points and interacting with the other MyClimb members. I am really enjoying the App while recovering from the surgery, as it gives me some connection to the climbing community until I can re-join it. So, I guess there’s more than just one thing I like.

What do you enjoy most about climbing?
I find it very relaxing, whether I am working on completing a project or trying a new route. It is by far the most enjoyable way I have found to keep in shape. It’s almost like a form of meditation for me.

How did you start climbing?
Some good friends kept asking me to join them and give it a try. I kept putting it off cause I didn’t think I’d be able to do it. Finally, I took the chance to join them at the gym. I climbed a V0 or V1, I can’t remember. When we were done, I joined the gym before I walked out. I have been hooked ever since, climbing up to 5 days a week.

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