Posted On June 18, 2014 By In Gallery, Girls, Manzone

(Over)Hanging with Sierra Blair-Coyle

 
 

In the world of outdoor action sports, one girl stands out from the rest. Whether for her stunning looks or superb grip strength, rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle is always involved in discussions in the sport. At only twenty years old, Sierra has made quite a name for herself in rock climbing competition recently, placing third in the Dominion RiverRock Competition in both bouldering and speed bouldering, her highest finish as a professional athlete. Sierra describes the podium finish as the “most proud moment of (her) career,” and don’t worry – she has a pretty awesome medal to commemorate the event. However, for every impressive professional accolade the Arizona State junior has on her resume, she also has a feature displaying her unreasonably good looks, including one on Writtalin a few months ago.

At Writtalin, we’re big fans of badass ladies who can look good while achieving athletic greatness, so when we saw that Sierra was competing in the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado two weeks ago, we had to meet up with her to talk climbing, and of course, take some photos of this blonde bouldering bombshell.

Photographer Bjorn Bauer (who you should follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and I were able to catch up with Sierra Blair-Coyle against the idyllic backdrop of Vail in the summertime to take some photos and get to know Sierra a little better.

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

On finishing third in the Dominion RiverRock Competition:It was the most proud moment of my career. It had been a long time since I had placed in the top five. It seemed like I was always placing sixth, like, right on the bubble. It was my highest placing ever in a professional competition. The coolest part is that I was first in the running order, so I had to watch everyone else to see if they’d get past my point, and when it held up I was really excited!”

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

 

On her favorite place to climb: “Either Red Rocks outside of Las Vegas, or anywhere on Maui or Oahu because it’s so beautiful.” (Note: I asked, and she has not climbed the Luxor…yet). “I wish! Maybe one day.”

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

On the GoPro Games: “The GoPro games are a lot of fun. There are so many athletes here; so many of my friends. And of course Vail is beautiful. It’s been extra cool this year because in addition to climbing I’ve had a lot of media going on. After this interview we’re shooting something for NBC, which is super cool. I’m just really thankful to have all these opportunities.”

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

On her relationships with other climbers: “I think everyone is happy whenever someone else does well. Climbing is really competitive but it’s just so positive at the same time. It’s great to see my friends do well.”

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

On rock climbing being considered for the Olympics: “Unfortunately, for 2020 it missed the shortlist, but I think it’ll be up for 2024. Lots of people were really bummed about it, but for me, it’s like, when one door closes another one opens. I still have plenty of competitions to keep me busy!”

 

Photo Credit: Bjorn Bauer

 

 

 

Make sure to keep up with Sierra Blair-Coyle on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This hottie is destined for big things!

 

 

 

 

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Ascher Robbins is the Founder, CEO, and Editor-In-Chief at Writtalin. He is a proud UCSB graduate and Vail, Colorado native. Ascher started Writtalin to get rich and famous, but so far, he is neither of those things. He is, however, a pretty alright dude.

You can email Ascher at: ascher@writtalin.com

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