2011 Nor'easter (North Face Pro)

Hey everyone!

So it's Tuesday and I'm getting back into the swing of things from my trip to Vermont.  Here's a day by day of what happened!

Sierra Blair-Coyle  2011 Nor'easter (North Face Pro)  Photo: Diana Vu

Sierra Blair-Coyle

2011 Nor'easter (North Face Pro)

Photo: Diana Vu

Wednesday September 21: Flew into Manchester and tooka 2.5 hour car ride to our hotel in Burlington. Arrived around 12:30 AM Vermont time.

Thursday September 22:  This was my day to explore Burlington with my parents!  We walked around town, tried some awesome restaurants, did a little shopping, and mainly focused on resting for the next day.

Friday September 23:  First day of competition!  The weather was awesome today, nice and sunny, but not too hot.  This was the day of qualifiers for men and women.  I flashed all 5 of the problems, tying for first with Alex Johnson.

Saturday September 24:  Second day of competition!  The weather didn't hold up so well today, semi-finals was cancelled due to rain.  Because of this, all of the men and women who made it to semi-finals also advanced to finals.This was really fun because everyone got to compete in finals, so the crowd and the climbers were super psyched.

Unfortunately, I did not top any of the problems, landing me in 7th place.  I am still extremely proud of my performance and can only hope to do better next year!  Congrats to Angie Payne and Ian Dory on the win, that was amazing!

Sunday September 25:  Sadly this was the day that I flew home, I'm still missing the cool weather of Vermont and the fun of the competition!

Thank you so much Pete and Jason, you did an amazing job, as well as the sponsors.

Next on the agenda:

October 1: ABS local at The Phoenix Rock Gym

October 14-15: Yank 'N Yard at Stone Age in Albuquerque

October 22: Psychedelia at The Spot in Boulder

More soon!


2011 Summer Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Hey everyone!

This blog should have gone up a week or so ago, but not I am in my second week of senior year and as busy as ever!

School is amazing this year, I am having a great time.  The only hard adjustment for me is waking up at 6 every morning!

Luckily the weekend before school I got to have a lot of fun and go to one of my favorite events, the outdoor retailer tradeshow.

It was great as always to see my sponsors, they do so much for me, and they are some of the most fun people to hangout with!

The comp was cancelled, which was a huge disappointment to me and the rest of the climbing community.  The show nonetheless was still very fun, but I stayed a shorter amount of time since I was not competing.

I flew in on a Thursday and came home Saturday night.  Then I had one day of rest before starting school.

On the schedule for now is the Nor’easter in late September in Vermont.  I competed in a mini comp at the Phoenix Rock Gym last night and have no other comps planned on the horizon (for now at least).

More soon!


Kyle McFarland & Sierra Blair-Coyle  2011 Summer Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow

Kyle McFarland & Sierra Blair-Coyle

2011 Summer Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow