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January 11, 2023 2 min read
Hello! My name is Ashley, I am 27 and I have been climbing for about 11 years! I am originally from New Jersey, but moved to Colorado for about four years, and now I currently reside in Iowa. Bouldering is my favorite discipline!
I started climbing after a few friends and I went to a local gym. After one session, I was hooked and realized that this was my sport!
Climbing has had such a huge impact on my life. I’ve found so many amazing, supportive people through the community. It really has brought me friends that are now my family, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Other things outside of climbing that I find most fulfilling are baking and spending time with my dog, Bruno! If you know me, I love exploring different bakeries and I will always bake something for others!
I've also started exploring new hobbies like playing paintball and recently gotten into paintball photography.
Life has no timeline!
I love that Dynamite Starfish is a woman-owned small business!
I just recently moved to Iowa and am working on getting settled after all the chaos that goes into a cross-country move. If anyone out there lives in Des Moines, I need some new climbing friends…please join me!
You can find Ashley on Instagram at @ashley_touches_rocks.
Want to get to know more of the climbers in the amazing Dynamite Starfish community? Check out our archive of Climber Stories here.
We hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into climbers' lives. We're on a mission to share diverse stories about rock climbing. Let's push the boundaries of who we know as climbers. Let's use our energy and passion for the outdoors to love our environment and inspire one another.
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Until next time!
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