Nina began climbing in New Hampshire in 2002 and later joined a team in Rhode Island. She balanced school, training, and competing with weekend trips to Rumney before moving to Colorado in 2010. During the past two years she has focused on training and pushing her limits, making podium at several competitions including the 2012 and 2013 Portland Boulder Rally, the 2012 Aesthetic Invitational, and the 2013 Dogpatch Finals. She placed 8th at the 2013 ABS Nationals and went on to finish 18th at the 2013 Vail World Cup. She loves getting outdoors as much as possible, spending extended amounts of time in areas such as Hueco Tanks, TX; Joe’s Valley, UT; Rocklands, South Africa; and Grampians, Australia. She recently topped out her first V12, and has multiple V11’s and 10’s under her belt. She currently lives with her boyfriend in Boulder, CO working at Starbucks and planning for the next big adventure.
Earlier in my trip I had a particularly low-gravity day at the Sassies, during which I sent Pinotage Sit, Crybaby, and Splash of Red! I put together this little video of the climbs, as well as some fun footage from the Baths.
I am new to this video-editing thing so bear with it, and let me know what you think! Make sure to change the quality to 1080p ;)
Managed a flash of Macho King (v10) thanks to Kasia Pietra’s beta. All bout that last move! Filmed and edited with my GoPro gear; their software is crazy easy to edit with so it’s good for beginner videographers like me :P
«The rock cannot be conquered without first being given respect and understanding. Once this relationship is established, can you further experience the beauty of rock climbing. And the desire to conquer is replaced by the quest for unity.»
Resting between TRX demos for Team of 2’s branding video featuring myself and Daniel Woods; should be pretty sweet! Kris and Justen are quite the dynamic duo and their training plans really work. Keep an eye out for this production coming from Louder Than 11 in the near future :)
I’ve recently picked up box jumps to help my dynoing and I definitely think it helps.
I have pretty powerful legs already and having strong legs is an important, although overlooked, aspect of climbing. They push you dynamically in the right direction, especially if you’re on the shorter side like me!