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Be a Climber


Pursue. Encourage. Do.

a campaign from Trango

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Be a Climber


Pursue. Encourage. Do.

a campaign from Trango

What Does It Mean To Be a Climber?

Be a climber. It's about more than just pulling hard and pushing past your high point. Our shared passion is a vehicle to pursue what we love and to encourage others as they do the same. This ethos is the lifeblood of everything we do. This week, we are taking a few days to honor the ladies on our team who balance their personal passions and their families - the moms. 

Learn more (and see more crusher moms) below.

Get Involved!

Do you know someone who is a positive force in your own climbing community? Tell us about them! We’re accepting nominations for climbers who exemplify the Be a Climber ethos. We’ll select lucky nominees as winners and they will receive a prize package and be featured on this site.

Know someone who fits the bill? nominate them below!

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Janelle Anderson


Mom, Coach, Climber

Janelle Anderson


Mom, Coach, Climber

Janelle Anderson

Janelle Anderson grew up in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and developed an early love for anything outdoors. As soon as she could walk, she was climbing mountains. She became an expert skier on the slopes of Telluride (before it blew up), and learned to climb ice in Ouray. She has climbed numerous difficult alpine routes in the Tetons, Rocky Mountains, Canada, and Alaska. In 2003, she made the first female ascent of the Devil’s Thumb in the remote backcountry of the Alaskan panhandle. Recently she has focused on high-end rock climbing, and is an authority on climbing training, especially for women. She has repointed up to 5.13 and flashed 5.12+. Janelle is married to Mike Anderson, and has two sons Lucas (12) and Axel (9). She has mastered the art of maintaining a climbing career in the face of motherhood, and has advised numerous prospective climber-moms on the subject.As a mom, coach, and climber, Janelle Anderson lives a life of balance. On any given weekend, you'll find her coaching her two sons on the CityROCK climbing team at a local comp or getting up early for redpoint burns on her projects. 

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Erica Lineberry


The family that climbs together

Erica Lineberry


The family that climbs together

Erica Lineberry

A lot of people wouldn’t think that babies and climbing are lifestyles that can co-exist, but Erica Lineberry is living proof that it can be done successfully! Erica first tied into a rope back in 2006 and has been hooked ever since. Her biggest, most exciting adventure to date began in 2010 – motherhood. A firm believer that starting a family doesn’t mean the end to climbing, Erica climbed throughout her entire pregnancy, and was back on the sharp end 4 weeks post-partum. Ironically, Erica and her family are now logging more days on the rock per season than ever before, and she has been able to send a full number grade harder than her pre-mom days. Now the family is expanding yet again, with baby #2 on the way in early March! While climbing with TWO kiddos will no doubt take some extra effort, Erica and her family are looking forward to the challenge. Professionally, Erica is a freelance writer, and blogs regularly about tips for family adventuring with kids over on her website, Cragmama.com.

 

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Melissa Love


Accomplishing your goals together

Melissa Love


Accomplishing your goals together

Melissa Love

Melissa Love lives in Boulder, Colorado, is a rock climber, small business owner, Pilates Instructor, wife and mother of two young sons. She believes it is important to find solutions to pursue your athletic goals even as life gets busier and busier. She also values community development, living simply, and raising eco-conscious children. She has had the opportunity to see this beautiful world by climbing across the globe including Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Some of her favorite Limestone is in Colorado, however. With the help of her supportive husband and climbing community, Melissa has been able to accomplish some of her hardest climbing goals after the birth of her first son, which include climbing “Cantina Boy,” a 13b in Rifle. She continues to pursue more challenging sport climbing goals, as well. She thinks that finding ways to accomplish your athletic goals while spending time with your loved ones is one of the best things in life.

 

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You Can Be a Climber Too

This isn’t just about community activism; it’s about inclusiveness and support. It’s about building others up. Your relationships and interactions with others are the biggest opportunity you have to Be A Climber. You don’t have to love bouldering. You don’t have to love trad climbing. You don’t have to climb 5.13. But when you’re in your element you can still cheer on others who are in their own element. Ultimately we’re not pursuing a grade, or a bad-ass badge, or a speed record. We’re pursuing a life that is filled with reward, friendships, and depth of experience. And when you zoom out a bit, you realize we really do all have the same goal, and it’s one worth supporting.