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Joe Gifford

I currently live in Austin, Texas and I've been rock climbing since I was 7 years old. Rock climbing is what I live for and I love it! The climbing scene in Austin is great, my two favorite local climbing areas are Riemers Ranch and Enchanted Rock. I have been competing in USA Climbing for most of my climbing career and have been on the USA Team for four years. Winning the Pan American Championship in Chile for sport climbing has been the highlight of my career so far. Traveling to international competitions has allowed me to go to amazing climbing crags like Zillertal, Austria and Rodellar, Spain, which is possibly my favorite sport climbing area. For bouldering my favorite place to climb is definitely Hueco Tanks, Texas. I'm a member of the Austin Rock Gym climbing team and coach the kid’s team. I like knowing that I'm shaping the future of climbing through coaching. I am always training six days a week for the next big competition whether it be national or international.

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