Elaina has been climbing full time since the mid-1990s and is the owner of New River Mountain Guides based in the New River Gorge, WV. She has traveled extensively across North America and Europe following her love of climbing. She is an AMGA Assistant SPI Provider and AMGA certified Rock Guide. Over the years she’s climbed competitively, established numerous first female ascents across the US and Mexico, and is sponsored by La Sportiva Climbing Shoes and Sterling Rope.
Elaina is an Access Fund Athlete Ambassador, a core of professional climbers who publicly represent The Access Fund and reinforce its mission of conserving the climbing environment. Today she serves on the Board of Directors of her local climbing organization the New River Alliance of Climbers and helps organize their annual fundraising event, the New River Rendezvous.
Elaina believes in the importance of being a well-rounded climber in all disciplines, and in her personal climbing, she focuses on fluidity and impeccable footwork. When not on the rock, Elaina also enjoys surfing, snowboarding, trail running with her dogs, mountain biking and yoga.
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