Meet BKB's Newest Route Setter: Danielle Hughes
Oct 23, 2017
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?
Who is your favorite author/writer/thinker?
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!