|Place of residence:||Faulconbridge|
|With EDELRID since:|
I started climbing at the local climbing gym in Wollongong when I was 14. I did't pick a different sport for the whole time in high school. I climbed every weekend at Nowra. I love how climbing can take you all over the world there is alway something to climb! I really like training, nothing better then finishing a session feeling like you have worked hard. I am also a National route setters so that keeps me busy. It's a nice feeling when people come up to you a say your climb was cool and fun. Also its really good when you get perfect splits in events!
Who was your childhood heroes and do you consider yourself a role model now? Does it influence you at all that other people look up to you?
Lynn Hill, she is amazing and always though as a short climber if Lynn can do it I can! Also my husband Rob.
I hope I do, as one of the only national female route setter it would be great to see more female setting in comps and at the local climbing gyms more. Also being a mother, its a hard job trying to climb at a high level and look after little ones.
Winning comps when I was young was a great achievement for me, I was National Open champion for 4 years in a row and winning my age group at a International event in USA. Also climbing many hard routes at Nowra, Cheesemonster was my best route!
Also marrying Rob and having Remy are my favourite milestones!
I have had shoulder surgery on my right shoulder. Its alway hard being injured but thinking about climbing and the great times ahead make it worth the wait!
Climbing at new crags with my husband Rob.
For me its topping your project or winning a competition. Nothing better then that feeling.
Haha, with a child it changes everyday! I try but you do have adapted when you can.
Ask other what they do, training is always changing keep up to date and try and stick to the routine and plan. Training with others.
If you want to then you can! You have to have goals, whats the point if there is no dreams.
Having a child I find it a little harder to set goals but you have to have them. I am really keen to climb 30 again and I am alway training for the next competition. As a setting you have to fit and strong like the competitors. I try! Also Rob and I are keen to see some more crags around the world and some of our old favourites!
I like the fact the climbing is moving fast and with the Olympics its going to be really existing to see the the sport develop. Its great seeing all the youth climbers develop there skills and start the love the sport I love!
With the Olympics I see more people getting in the sport of climbing and also all the bouldering gym popping up everywhere. Not sure much will change the crags might have a few more people but the new gym are making indoor climbers that are keen to climb on plastic and not so much outdoors.