I grew up just outside Phoenixville, in the Northeast suburbs of Philly. In 2015, at the tender age of 18, I was introduced to climbing at my local gym. Despite an un-athletic background, I was hooked and have spent my time doing little else since then— even at the expense of my grades and social life. My favorite book is usually the one I’m reading or have just finished, but Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World still has me thinking about its protagonist’s demise. My go-to climbing trip fuel is a $.50 peach pie from Walmart. If I could go back in time to any concert it would be to see Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii for one reason: Echoes.