Hey there! I’m Mary,Â
When I was 19 I moved to Moab, Utah, from Somerset, Kentucky. Moab rocked my world! My first real experience with rock climbing was seeing climbers at Wall Street, which is a roadside climbing area in Moab. Â All I could think was I had to get up there, on the rock. I took what measly amount of money I had in my bank account and blew it all at the local gear shop, Gearheads. Since then, Iâ€™ve climbed all over the world and have been absolutely stoked.
My favorite type of climbing changes seasonally. I love desert towers, adventure climbs, and projects in the spring and fall. I love early morning missions of any kind and sharp granite off-widths in the summer. In the winter I mainly boulder and dabble in some Ice climbing unless I travel to Europe then I love sport climbing during the winter.
I love all styles of rock climbing. Rock climbing is fun, every time. I firmly believe in being a well-rounded climber. My weakness is in face climbing, so Iâ€™ve been working on that a lot. As Lisa Hathaway says â€œClimbing is good for Climbing!â€
The Climbing community as a whole inspires me, especially all the folks who put in all the work to pave the way for everybody else — the trail builders, route-equippers, weekend clean-up crews, and all my fellow guides. But most importantly, the experienced climbers who take the time to mentor new climbers. To teach. There is always a new generation coming up — who better to teach them than ourselves? Passing down the knowledge of safety, ethics, and history? We are a big family. I was inspired and educated by local climbers who took the time to teach me. I cannot count the number of amazing humans that have helped me get to where I am today. Real-life role models who have inspired me to push past what scared me, and made me stronger.
This biography was cited from: https://cypherclimbing.com/ambassador-mary-eden