Member Spotlight: May 2015

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Amy Arnts

Edgeworks Member and Climbing Team Member since 2014

How did you start climbing?
Amy: When I was younger I would always climb trees and try to see how high up I could go, it always ended up being about four feet off the ground. As I got older I would go to the local community center and climb the wall there, that eventually got boring because I could always make it to the top. But it still kept my interest for some reason. I eventually heard about this place called “Edgeworks” and immediately looked it up due to it sounding amazing. That weekend I went and fell in love with the sport all over again, I begged my parents to take me back every weekend and for some reason they gave in. After going a couple times a month for a bit I was invited to be on a youth program and jumped at the offer, that eventually led me to being on the Edgeworks team.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?
Amy: I climb at Edgeworks because of all the gyms I have been to the atmosphere is like no other. When I go to other gyms I’m not normally greeted by a friendly face and smile from someone who is willing to talk to me and answer any questions I have (along with giving me great beta). I have met some of the nicest people here at Edgeworks along with some of my best friends. Not to mention there are new routes almost every week so I know I will never get bored of the climbing.

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?
Amy: My favorite place to climb outdoors is at smith rock in Bend, Oregon. It is a beautiful park and I would definitely recommend every climber goes at least once in their climbing career.

What do you do when you’re not climbing?
Amy: When I’m not climbing I’m usually studying for school, messing around with photography or anything outside such as hiking and biking being my favorite.

What are some interesting facts that you’d like to share with the Edgeworks community?
Amy: An interesting fact is that Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” to win a bet against his publisher who thought that Seuss could not complete a book using only 50 different words.

 

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