Climber Story: Michael Genovese

February 01, 2022 1 min read

Climber Story: Michael Genovese | Dynamite Starfish

To start, tell us a little bit about yourself

Hey, my name is Michael. I'm 46 years old and I'm a career massage therapist. I like hard slabs and cracks.

How did you start climbing?

I was mentored by some crusty trad climbers.

What impact has climbing had on your life?

Climbing has impacted my life in so many wayd. It provides me with emotional balance and gives me a positive outlet for stress management. It helps me build  confidence and self belief. Climbing helps me to be.

What are some other things you do that you find most fulfilling?

For me, one of the most fulfilling aspects of climbing is establishing new routes. Outside of climbing, I enjoy spending time with my family.

If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?

Love yourself and treat others like you want to be treated.


You can find Michael on Instagram at @the_su1c1de_king

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.

Have someone you think we should feature? Send us a message and let us know!

Until next time!

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