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Becca Droz
Becca Droz

Becca Droz

Discipline: Climbing Team

ABOUT ME:

 

Becca was born and raised as the youngest of two brothers and a half-sister in a Jewish family in Pittsburgh, PA. Her love for expressing self, silliness and physicality in the outdoors began with high school summers spent on trail crews with the Student Conservation Association, leading her to earn a B.A. in Outdoor Leadership. Becca found a similar space for her expression on her first bouldering trip in 2010. Becca is an SPI and Apprentice Rock Guide working with Women’s Wilderness, a non-profit in Boulder, CO. She designs and leads climbing courses outside and in the gym to foster a sense of community that invites participants to express themselves and use climbing as a tool for personal development and mental strengthening. She is inspired by climbing as a means to foster awareness and deeper connections with ourselves, each other and the Earth.

 

 

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

1. Seeing Hip Hop Gone Wild on the big screen at the No Man’s Land Film Festival! The whole process: receiving the female filmmaker’s grant, co-creating a vision with filmmaker Henna Taylor to meld my passions of beatboxing, rap and climbing. (2018)
2. The Black Pearl in Eldorado Canyon, my first 5.13! (2019)
3. Topping out my proudest boulders: High Plains Drifter V7 in Bishop, The Portal V8 and MS-13 Training Arete V8 in Endo Valley, RMNP. MS-13 was my last boulder project before selling my crash pads. (2016-17)
4. Projecting Moonlight Buttress in Zion in a beautiful partnership and engaging learning process (that isn’t over).
Sending all but 2 pitches, my first 5.12s on gear. (2017)
5. Living my wild childhood dream of being a contestant on the CBS reality show, The Amazing Race… twice. Racing around the world in an inspiring partnership as part of Team Fun. (2015-2018)

 

APE INDEX:

 

0 on a good day

 

Headshot by ®Tyler Rizzuto and Banner photo by ®Jenn Flemming