Hey! I’m Eleanor, I’m a local climber and committee member. Looking forward to having you join us on some amazing Jersey routes!
What do you most enjoy about climbing?
So many things. I love the adventure of being outside, the exploration of new places, the feeling of ‘dancing’ when you’re on a route and your body is going with the flow, and the problem solving of where your next hand or foot placement is going to be. When you’re climbing you’re not thinking of anything other than the next move – it can be pretty meditative at times.
How did you get into climbing?
I was in Melbourne Australia, and a few friends would go climbing weekly. I thought it sounded silly. “Climbing sounds dumb, what’s the point in climbing up something?” was something I actually said! Eventually I gave in and joined them for a session and fell in love instantly. Climbing became my #1 passion.
What do you like to do when not climbing?
When I’m not climbing, you can probably find me taking a nap on a bouldering pad in the sun, surfing (poorly!), or taking photos – where do you think these guys get their awesome facebook profile pictures? If the weather’s too bad for outdoor fun, I’ll probably be on the playstation.
Favourite local crag?
For Trad, definitely Rouge Nez. For Bouldering, I’d highly recommend St John’s Bay.
Favourite place you’ve climbed?
Malibu Creek, California. Incredible sport climbing! The amazing Forêt De Fontainbleau is a strong second though with world class bouldering.