Michaela Kiersch

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“My mom always told me to ‘Climb like Michaela,’ because trying to be someone else would only hold me back. “

Age/Birth Year: 24 (1994)

Nationality: American

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Ape Index: +2 (5’3)

How and when did you start climbing?

I started climbing things almost before I could walk. My parents became worried when I was scaling buildings, trees, basically anything I could get my hands on. They decided to find an outlet for this passion, and that’s when they took me to the local climbing gym (age 7). I haven’t stopped since.

Favorite Climbing Destination: Red River Gorge, KY

Best Outdoor Sends: FFAs if Necessary Evil and Golden Ticket (both 5.14c)

Best Comp Result: US National Team in all 3 disciplines

Favorite Gear: Petzl GriGri and Sitta, Five Ten Hiangles, Friction Labs chalk, Organic crashpads, and adidas clothing!

Pre-send Breakfast: Pancakes

Post-send Treat: Pizza and beer

Hobbies: School, gardening, and now beekeeping

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Comp Location


18 IFSC Climbing Worldcup (B) Vail (USA) 6/7/2018
22 IFSC Climbing Worldcup (B) Vail (USA) 6/9/2016
12 Female Juniors Lead: IFSC World Youth Championship Central Saanich (CAN) 8/14/2013
16 Female Juniors Lead: IFSC World Youth Championship Singapore (SIN) 8/28/2012
18 Women Lead: IFSC Climbing Worldcup (L) Boulder (USA) 10/7/2011

Results are from IFSC.


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