Category Archives: Women

WW: The Versatile Lisa Rands

Extremely versatile at an early age, Lisa Rands took on bouldering, big walls, and also aid lines. She’s the first American to rank 1st place in an international bouldering World Cup and it doesn’t stop there. She became the first American woman to climb the elite level bouldering grades V11 (8A) and V12 (8A+). Rands […]

WW: Lynn Hill

Considered one of the top competitive sport climbers in the world during the late 80s and early 90s, Lynn Hill was extremely active early in life. She came close to breaking a world record for weight lifting and also ran competitively. Hill has set several records for first female ascents and also first ascents overall […]

WW: Sasha DiGiulian Competing in 2020 Olympics?

Began climbing at age 6, Sasha DiGiulian is most known for being the first woman to climb a grade 9a (2012). To add to her accomplishments, in 2015 Sasha became the first woman to free climb Magic Mushroom (7c+), considered one of the most difficult routes on the north face of Eiger. At an early […]

WW: Ashima Shiraishi is the future

New York native, Ashima Shiraishi has taken the New York climbing scene by storm. As the first female to complete a 8C (V15) boulder problem, at the age of 15, she is already achieving heights no one before her could’ve dreamed.

Beth Rodden Climbs Back

Happy Wednesday Everyone. Today we’re going to spotlight Beth Rodden. Who is Beth Rodden? She was the youngest ever female to climb a 5.14a at the age of 18, and is the only woman in the world to have red pointed a 5.14c. She also free climber the nose on El Cap around this time, so we’ll […]

Boston Bombing Survivor’s Inspiring Recovery

Celeste Corcoran of Lowell, Massachusetts was injured in the attacks on The Boston Marathon last April. Despite her hardships, her remarkable recovery severs as inspiration to all, that perseverance and a good attitude can get you a long way in this world. Corcoran, 48, is a double amputee due to the injuries she sustained from […]

Meet Fran Brown, Our Inspirational Para Climber Of The Day

Fran Brown is a British para climbing Champion. Following a spinal cord injury sustained on-the-job as a lighting engineer in London’s theatreland seven years ago, she is known as “an incomplete C4 tetraplegic.” Fran grew up with a love of climbing, and even after her fall, she has continued to  excel at the sport that […]