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ARABELLA JARIEL

Birth date:September 2001

Residence:Herndon, Virginia, USA

The age of starting climb:7

Expertise:Sport Climbing/ Speed Climbing/ Boulder (all 3)

Website:www.bellaclimbs.wordpress.com

Instagram: bjariel

 

If youre still in school, whats the school name? Whats your major?I am a Junior at South Lakes High School

 

Whats your story?I started climbing when I was just 7 years old. It all began when I went with my dad to the local climbing gym and I instantly fell in love with the sport. After the first visit, I continued climbing at the gym all the time, and challenging myself in both sport climbing and bouldering. I love the challenge and exhilaration of reaching the top of a climb. I kept improving and a year later I joined the competitive team at my local climbing gym and became the youngest team member. I remember always looking up to the older kids on team, and how they pushed me to train harder and to learn new things like lead climbing.

Eventually I left the climbing team to continue my growth with personalized training, but Im still competing just as I did when I was 8 years old. Climbing has taken me to many unexpected places, and provided experiences that I would never have gotten in other activities. So after more than 9 years of climbing, I can say without a doubt that Im still loving this sport just as much as the day I started. Its difficult to imagine my life without it

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?When Im not training or doing homework, I love hanging out with my friends, baking and fishing.

 

What is your favorite aspect of climbing?I love the community.

 

Whats your most memorable climbing experience?My most memorable experience was competing in my first Youth Worlds Championship which was in Arco, Italy. Not only was it exciting competing on the international level, Arco was a beautiful place.

 

Can you please list all your remarkable climbing accomplishments?


·         Ten time US Youth Team Member

·        Gold Medal in Speed, Silver Medal in Olympic Combined, Bronze Medal in Bouldering, IFSC-Panamerican Youth Championships—Montreal, Canada 2017

·         2017 US Youth National Speed Champion

·         17th Place in Combined, IFSC Youth World ChampionshipsInnsbruck, Austria 2017

·         9th Place in Speed, 15th Place in Bouldering, IFSC Youth World Championships Guangzhou, China2016

·         6th Place in Speed, IFSC Youth World ChampionshipsArco, Italy 2015

·         Silver Medal in Speed, USA Climbing Sport & Speed Youth National ChampionshipJuly 2015 and 2016

·         Bronze Medal in Bouldering, IFSC-Panamerican Youth ChampionshipsMexico City, Mexico 2014

 

What are your short term and long term goals? My short term goal is to be able to send some of my local projects that I am very close on. I love climbing outdoors. My long term goal is to compete in an adult world cup and make finals in speed.

 

Where is your favorite climbing place? Why?While I dont go there often, Hueco Tanks is my favorite climbing place since it has the best rock quality.


What colors you like best?Green and blue

 

Whats your favorite food?Sushi

 

What else would like to share with Kailas Friends?If you want something bad enough, train hard and you can succeed!