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Francesca Metcalf


I’m 17 years old and I’ve been climbing for over 11 years. I started competing when I was 8 and it’s become a major part of my life.  I have climbed all over the world as well as competed in several countries, and hopefully I'll continue for a long time. I absolutely love competing- I go to just about every competition I possibly can, no matter how small, just because I love the atmosphere that pushes me to push my boundaries.  Since I started competing 9 years ago I’ve been a regional, divisional, national, and continental champion, placed 2nd at a World Cup and 3rd in Adult ABS Nationals.  Of course with the many successes, there have been many disappointing performances that came with them.  Each success and disappointment keeps me motivated to climb hard, so I can keep improving competitively and personally.

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