Member Spotlight: Mar 2017

Written By

Tamerea Bassett

Member since 2015

How did you start climbing?

Tamerea: My 1st climbing experience happened 2 years ago when a friend was visiting from Canada and we decided to try out Edgeworks. We had such blast that day and it sparked my interest in the sport. Until that day I had no clue how big it was and how wonderful the climbing community is. It took a year of coming in on and off plus sparatic explorations outside but I made friends at Edgeworks, was brought into the community and then the sport quickly became my passion.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?

Tamerea: The supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere are what keep me coming back. I’m constantly challenged and encourage to try harder and get better. My main goal is to crush. Oh and have fun while doing so…

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?

Tamerea: It’s hard to pick my favorite place I’ve climbed. If I had to choose I’d say Ton sai in Thailand. Aside from the miserable heat and humidity, it’s the most beautiful place. That rock and view from the top make it all worth it.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

Tamerea: Outside of climbing, training to climb and work I like to travel, read, work out and spend the rest of the time with my pup Gizmo. The cutest dog in all the land.

Which do you prefer: top rope, lead, or bouldering?

Tamerea: I am a die hard sport climber and all the bouldering I do in the gym is to train and get strong to crush projects. Although the bouldering has grown on me.

What’s your go-to route grade?

Tamerea: My go to grade in the gym is 5.12 and outside my personal best lead so far is 11b at world wall. I’m still new to leading outdoors and am looking forward to all the climbing trips I have planned this summer – after another grueling training cycle is over!