Audrey Sniezek has been climbing since 1992 (starting in University) and has worked a full time, corporate, software engineering job since 1995. She took herself from recreational climber to World Cup competitor as a representative of the US National Team for bouldering and sport climbing. She has had multiple female first ascents of routes such as Dr. Evil (5.14a), Extended Evil (5.14b), and Lost Horizons (5.14b) in North Bend, Washington. She holds a first ascent of Horseless Samarai (5.12d) in Vietnam. In addition she has bouldered several V9s, summited 1 Big Mountain: Kilimanjaro, ice climbed in the Changpin Valley of Western China, and done a few classic North Cascades summits such as the Complete North Ridge of Mt. Stuart.

She has been training for climbing since 2003 working with esteemed coaches and former world champions.Β  She continues to travel and climb as an athlete and in March of 2017Β competed at US Nationals for Sport Climbing. She tours the country giving slideshows, clinics and offering coaching in gyms and for events and has been doing so since becoming a sponsored athlete in 2007. She has even given presentations to large audiences up to live televised broadcasts and is available as a climbing coach and inspirational speaker.


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