Sierra Blair-Coyle: Professional Rock Climbing Extraodinaire
What an exciting weekend. ABS Nationals is one of my favorite competitions of the year, I love being able to see all of my friends and to get on some incredible setting.
The weekend started off when I flew into Denver and drove into Colorado Springs on Thursday. I relaxed for the night and went to bed early so I had a good night of rest before qualifiers on Friday morning.
Qualifiers went really well. I sent 3 out of the 5 problems, putting me in 7th place going into semi-finals. I loved the setting in qualifiers, with my favorite problem being problem 2. I loved the way it was set and had a lot of fun climbing the problem.
Semi-finals took place the following day, on Saturday morning. 24 women were taken to semi-finals, and it was an incredibly stacked field. Unfortunately I did not send any problems in semi-finals, so I dropped down to 21st place and did not make finals.
Overall, I am very happy with how I climbed this weekend and I feel like I have made a lot of improvements from last year. Nationals was a blast and I am looking forward to getting back into training!
On to the next adventure…
The Ultimate View and The Ultimate Crash Pad.