Anonymous asked: Hi Si. Flexibility or strength? Which do you feel you want more of in your climbing?
Anonymous asked: I've really been struggling with lead belay confidence. Giving the right slack, as well as staying relaxed on fall catches. I was just belaying someone lighter than me in the gym & forgot 2 jump causing them to take a hard fall. I end up tensing up an having a hard time catching my breath after falls. It's hard 2 ask for advice because if I say I'm nervous belaying then people don't trust me on belay & I get even less practice. I love climbing & want 2 get pass this. What do u recommend?
My first advice would be to take a belay class, most gyms offer them. Also, it’s not always necessary to jump when you’re belaying. A belay class should help you feel more comfortable.
Anonymous asked: How many days do you recommend to train? any routine?
Training schedules are different for everyone based on how long they’ve been climbing, work/school schedules, climbing goals, etc. I train 5 days a week, 2 days on and 1 day off. I’ve found the more I climb the better I climb, but I also listen to my body. If I need another rest day I take it.
ginman88 asked: Do u want marry me? You're really beautiful :)
Thanks for the kind words :)
Anonymous asked: Hi Sierra. I'm going to climbing gym in a few minutes. Give a pro tip for today.
Try and climb 25 boulder problems (around 2 grades below your hardest sending level) in 30 minutes. Most importantly have fun!!!
Anonymous asked: Have you ever thought about being one of those urban free-climbers that climb the outside of buildings?
I have climbed around the outside of my house, it’s a pretty fun climb. Right now I’m focused on competition climbing but you never know what the future holds :)
Anonymous asked: Are you in love with anyone? If not, fall in with me :) lol
Anonymous asked: Were you disappointed when you did not get past Semi-finals at the ABS Nationals or were you motivated to keep practicing and getting better?
I would have loved to make Semi-finals but I was happy with how I climbed. There’s always something that can be improved upon.
traddisradd asked: Whats your favorite pair of climbing shoes?
Probably my ClimbX Rockstars, I love them!
Anonymous asked: What are your summer climbing plans?!
I’m still finalizing my plans, hopefully I’ll get to do some more DWS.
Anonymous asked: Por qué te apasionas tanto por ese deporte de las rocas,que es lo que sientes al practicarlo.
There is just something about climbing that I love. I cannot get enough of it, it is my true passion!
smile-at-the-safe-word asked: Who's your personal climbing inspiration?
I think I gain most of my inspiration from the regular crew that I climb with. The gym has such a motivated and fun group of people, we all push each other and it is an amazing time.
smile-at-the-safe-word asked: yo sierra, got any video's of your ascents? (specifically bouldering if you got 'em)
Unfortunately I do not :(
Anonymous asked: Hi Sierra, would love to try climbing but don't know how and where to start. Wanna make it right so i won't be put off easily. Thanks;) Kate xx
You can begin climbing by stopping at your local gym and giving it a go! Most gyms will also offer beginner classes or private lessons, if you prefer more formal instruction.
My advice is to just go for it! :)
Anonymous asked: Do you teach rock climbing lessons here in the valley for kids? I would love for my children to learn from you!
Send me an e-mail at email@example.com and we can work something out :)