Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, California
Resides: Barcelona, Spain
"Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so.
You're entirely Bonkers.
But I will tell you a secret,
All the best people are.”
- Career Highlights:
- • Water Hazard Left V10, Sad Boulders, Bishop CA
- • Water Hazard Right V9, Sad Boulders, Bishop CA
- • Soul Slinger V9, Buttermilks, Bishop CA
- • The Brute V9, Santa Barbara, CA
- • Sali Bong V9, Squamish, Canada
• Checkerboard V8 (R), Buttermilks, Bishop CA
From her first visit to a climbing gym, Anna became obsessed with the quirky, challenging sport. Her first outdoor trip to Joshua Tree sparked a passionate and unquenchable love for nature; she’s been addicted to adventure ever since! For Anna, one of the most wonderful elements of climbing is meeting all the wild characters in it —friends she met on day one are now family.
‘When I am with a group of psyched climbers, the impossible happens. We overcome the crux mantle, we keep the high-step on the polished foot, and we wake up at 3am for a full-value day of play before returning in time for neuroendocrinology lab."
Anna carries her physical and mental strength, camaraderie, dedication, and stoke with her into all aspects of her life. In June, Anna graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Biopsychology (B.S., Honors) major and English minor. She loves neurology: imagine applying a neurobiological understanding to fear, adrenaline, stamina, and other aspects of climbing! After graduation, she taught Engineering concepts to children through LEGOS, probably one of the coolest jobs ever (or so she claims). Anna now lives in Barcelona, teaching English at a local high school while traversing Spain’s celebrated sport crags and pursuing queer advocacy and intersectionality within the climbing community. These roles allow her the opportunity to promote gender and ethnic equality as a Mexican-American woman in the climbing community, and also to help new climbers experience the wonders of climbing outdoors with both respect and awareness.
‘As I venture into the unknown, I hope to keep a clear head and a wild heart: climbing is dangerous, but if done right, it can be the most inspiring and life-changing adventure.'