Athlete Spotlight- Sara Olsen, Rock Climber

Sara Olsen, 19, has had one adventurous summer! After finishing the spring semester at Western State Colorado University, Sara obtained her AMGA Certification as a climbing guide. There, she met new friends and found herself climbing near the iconic Yosemite Valley, in California.

Coming off of a shoulder injury in March, Sara is feeling strong and really getting into more “traditional” style climbing. Her and her friends have been putting up new routes sara tradaround the Gunnison Valley, and she is really enjoying the intrigue of creating new climbs. Sara still loves sport climbing, however, and you will see her in the climbing gym many days a week increasing her strength on the bouldering wall!


Sara plans to compete in the Heights Performance Western Rocks! Bouldering Competition on November 4th in the Mountaineer Field House. We wish her the best of luck and will be there cheering her on!

Read more about Sara here.