Meet Emily from Auburn's Climbing Club

Created as a way for Auburn's climbing enthusiasts to compete with other universities, the AU Climbing Club has placed at numerous competitions since its official start last spring. The team holds practice twice a week at the campus recreation center, and also takes part in climbing-related community service projects, like cleaning up local crags, throughout the semester. Get to know Emily, one of the members!

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name's Emily, I'm 20 years old, and I'm majoring in mechanical engineering.

How long have you been on the team and why did you join?

Just this year, but I'd been climbing for a while before I joined. I like the competitive side of it and being social with other climbers. 

Why would you recommend climbing as a hobby?

I think it's a great way to exercise and get to know people. It definitely teaches you endurance because you get frustrated when you can't get something, but you just have to keep trying.

What's your favorite team memory?

All the competitions that we've had, like the road trips there and camping with the team.

What's one place on your climbing bucket list?

I'd love to climb anywhere in Colorado.