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Me and the rope after Magnitude (5.11d), Keymore, New River Gorge, April 25, 2009


Member Since: May 27, 2009
Last Visit: Aug 3, 2009
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Federica is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: mid-day.
Personal: Lives in Washington, D.C., 30 years old, Female
Favorite Climbs: Anything at the Red River Gorge (as of now)
Other Interests: Yoga and Yoga on a slack line
Personal/Favorite web site: http://www.federicavalabrega.wordpress.com
Likes to climb: Sport climbs
Sport:  Leads 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  Follows 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b
Boulders:   V4 6B  
More information:
I am originally from Rome, Italy. I was born under the sign of Cancer on a hot summer day on June 29, 1983, which makes me almost 26 years old. I lived in my motherland until I was 19. That’s when I decided to take off and later landed in the States with the weirdest idea of carrying on the family tradition to study medicine at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a hippie town in the Rocky Mountains known for its Sport Medicine undergraduate program and its Rock Climbing.

Four years later I graduated with a PreMed degree in Integrative Physiology (The science that studies your body’s functions during exercise). Shortly after I discovered I liked writing much better than working in a dark, cold laboratory all day doing experiments on the brain immune system of rats in response to stress. So I followed my “gut feelings” and applied to be an editorial intern in one of the local outdoors magazines. Few weeks after graduation I was on my way to Carbondale, Colorado in the mountain range, ready to start off my career as an unpaid intern for Climbing magazine.

Little did I know I would continue freelancing for Climbing still today. But, what can I say: I love the mag and the people who run it and I am always out pushing my limits as a climber, so why not report my adventures and other's on paper so that everyone can read them :)

I like to finish off by saying I climb to push over the limits of my human mind, I don't only climb because I like fighting gravity and win, I climb because I LOVE fighting my fears MORE, even if I do not always win those. Just knowing I tried to, is a GREAT fulfilling feeling and it's what gives me the strength to continue climbing.


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After-climbing look :)  Me and the rope after Magnitude (5.11d), Keymore, New River Gorge, April 25, 2009  Laughing before getting on Rico Suave (5.10a), Kaymore, New River Gorge, April 25, 2009  Leading Totally Tammy (5.10a slab), Kaymore, New River Gorge, April 25, 2009  Chocking up while TRing Magnitude (5.11d) at Kaymore, New River Gorge, April 25, 2009 
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