Meet BKB's Newest Route Setter: Danielle Hughes

Oct 23, 2017Brooklyn Boulders

So this is your first experience as a route setter, right? What made you interested in route setting?

I started climbing about 3 years ago in a gym and been curious as to the process behind creating a route. In addition, I have always wondered if a female had set any of the routes I was climbing, but I often got the sense that there was rarely female route setting.

What are you most excited about for BKB?

In addition to the route setting apprenticeship, I am a coach for the youth team and am hoping to be involved in the Climb Like A Girl program. Having several roles within BKB has me stoked on what a female can offer to each of those communities.

What are your passions and hobbies off the wall?

I love exploring my community, traveling, and reading. I love to do sudokus in the mornings, I enjoy yoga, and I love finding good bakeries around the city.

Where are you from, and what brought you to NYC?

I am originally from Vermont, but most recently moved from the Bay Area. I moved to NYC to be closer to my partner.

Who is your favorite climbing hero?

Beth Rodden

Who is your favorite author/writer/thinker?

Kurt Vonnegut

If you went to University, what did you study?

I graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Community Development.
Do you want the chance to be our next route setter? Join us for our Level 1 Route Setting Clinic on November 7, 2017, and meet Danielle and the team!

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