Three-time US National Champion, Sasha has won the World Championships for Female Overall, placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships, and been the undefeated panAmerican Champion since 2004. The first North American woman (and third in the world) to climb the grade 9a, 5.14d, (recognised as one of the hardest sport climbs achieved by a female) Sasha has as onsighted multiple 8b+’s, 5.14a’s, ascended groundbreaking multi-pitch routes of up to 1000 feet of 8c climbing, and has accomplished multiple First Ascents and over 30 First Female Ascents around the world, including a First Female Ascent on the North Face of the Eiger.
In addition to climbing, Sasha has a column with Outside Magazine and has been a published writer by other publications, including National Geographic, Rock and Ice, SELF, Seventeen, and CRAVE.
Here Sasha kicks off the Women's Climbing Symposium's anniversary year by sharing her perspective of ten years as a woman climber: the good, the bad and the ugly! An exploration of some of the pressures on female athletes, body image, social media, first female ascents, women's-only expeditions, creating a career and empowering future generations of female climbers.
Learn more about Sasha DiGuilian: sashadigiulian.com