An interview with Sierra Blair Coyle
Sierra Blair Coyle is a female climber from the U.S.A., who has been climbing since she was eight. Since then she has been taking part in major climbing competitions accoss the world. If we had to describe Sierra in a few words, those would probably be: young, talented, promising and beautiful.
Sierra Blair Coyle was willing to answer all our questions, when we contacted her a few days ago. Enjoy!
What is your favourite climbing spot?
Priest Draw in Flagstaff, Arizona. It's mainly roofs with crazy beta!
Describe in a few words the best and the worst climbing experience you ever had.
My best climbing experience was the first time I made finals in a professional climbing competition. That moment is just as magical now as it was 4 years ago. My worst climbing experience was ripping my pants in the gym, talk about embarrassing!
A place in the world you would love to go climbing.
I'd love to go climbing in Mallorca, it looks absolutely beautiful and the lines look amazing.
How did you start climbing?
When I was 8 I went to a mall in Arizona where they had a climbing wall. I begged my parents to take me back every week. From there I wanted to join a climbing team but didn't know where to begin. Then a few weeks later my parents saw an article on a climbing team in the newspaper. I joined the climbing team and the rest is history!
How did you decide to become a pro climber?
I'd always wanted to be a top climber, so becoming professional seemed like it was part of the journey.
Are there any other outdoor activities that you like?
I love swimming, especially going to creeks and waterfalls.
Have you ever tried free solo climbing or Deep water?
I've never tried either one, but I've always wanted to try Deep water soloing. I've just never had the opportunity.
What are you future plans?
Currently I'm attending college full time and training hard for pro-climbing events. I plan to keep climbing and I'll see where it takes me.
How do you manage to stay focused while climbing?
I just try and focus on the moves in front of me, and that climbing is about fun. When I do this I tend to climb better.