Alex was introduced to climbing when she moved from Wisconsin to St. Louis, and it continues to be the gateway to awesome communities throughout the Midwest. As a member of the routesetting team, she derives inspiration from overhung Arkansas sandstone and a background in gymnastics. She seeks out climbs that straddle the line between power and technique, requiring a mix of big pulls, body tension, and flexibility. Even more than climbing itself, she loves the excuse to travel to remote places and the opportunity to meet new people.
When Alex isn’t climbing, she’s likely halfway through a pot of coffee and a book. She’s currently applying to master’s programs for creative writing, and hopes to teach and work in the world of make believe.