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Nick Edwards (29)

Rock Climbing

07 Feb 2018

Just finished the USAC Open Bouldering season. The first few comps of the year did not go as well as I had hoped but Nationals went pretty well. I got 45th overall and I am pretty happy with that. I got two tops and one of them was even a flash! I felt like I was close on another one. Now I know what I need to train and cant wait for the next season.

28 Sep 2017

It's been a busy month or two but training is going well. I am starting to notice some results from all my hard work. Hoping to make even more progress before the Portland Boulder Rally and then Yank and Yard.

28 Jul 2017

I have taken advantage of Orbital Climbings personal training and am expecting my new training plan very soon. I am excited to get back on track with a more structured training plan that will help me ramp up for the upcoming USAC National Cup Series that will start in October.

16 Jun 2017

My first article this one is on climbing etiquette! Hope you enjoy. Hit me up on Facebook if you want to discuss!


Spoiler Alert
03 May 2017

I am happy to announce that I am now an athlete for Orbital Climbing! Please check out there website and use promo code: "nick2114" to receive 25% off your order.

15 Apr 2017

There have been a lot of changes over the last few weeks so I am going to try and sum them up briefly. First was a Bishop trip with a large group of friends. I finally managed to get the opening moves to acid wash sit. I was able to put together Acid Wash Right from the sit start. Still no send on Stained Glass sadly.

Last week I had the opportunity to get a body comp assessment. They used the ultrasound method and found that I have around an 18% body fat. I had never gotten to do one of these assessments but it was supper cool. Along with all the new changes I am working on a new training routine.

Outside of athletics I finished school and started a new job. I am really excited to see what the next few months have in store for me!

20 Feb 2017

Nice photo of me at the University of Oregon's bouldering competition.

17 Jan 2017

Just got this photo from the Bend Boulder Bash. Cant wait for the last comp of this series in just less then two weeks!

06 Jan 2017

Just registered for open nationals in Salt Lake City! I got back from my trip yesterday and have already resumed training. One month left to prepare; I'm so excited.

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Wingspan 182.88 (6 ft)
Height 151.13, (5'9.5")
Weight 69 kg, (152.12 lbs)

Hey I'm Nick Edwards. I am a lifelong resident of Oregon and recently moved to the Portland area. Climbing isn’t my hobby; it's part of who I am. When I started climbing in 2003, it took over my life like an addiction. Since then I have competed in many competitions and traveled to many wonderful outdoor climbing destinations. I became the first official president of the Oregon State Indoor Climbing Club in 2015. As president I worked with the club to make our climbing community more welcoming. I am currently training and looking forward to the next season of competitions and outdoor trips. 

Some of my favorite sends:
* Evilution to the lip, V10 (Buttermilk Boulders)
* Beefcake, V10 (Sad Boulders)
* Lowrider, V10 (Happy Boulders)
* Worm World Cave, V9 (Squamish)
* Big K, V8 (Kraft boulders)

Goals for 2017:
* Continue to push my limits in bouldering.
* Send The Swarm (V13) in Bishop, CA.
* Return to sport climbing.
* Write blog posts and product reviews.
* Get involved in local climbing organizations.
* Help make the climbing community a welcoming place for everyone.

* First president of Oregon State University's Indoor Rock Climbing Club.
* 2017 overall 2nd place for men's open in the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3)
* 2016 overall 2nd place for men's open in the NC3
* 2015 overall 1st place for men's open in the NC3

Born 1989 (age 29)
Coach Emily Walenza

Personal bests

Rock climbing - bouldering

Nr of competitions 58

Rock climbing - lead

Nr of competitions 27

Competition results

Rock climbing - bouldering

USAC Open Nationals 45. 2:3 Salt Lake City Feb. 2018
Battle of the Bay 48. Dogpatch Boulders Nov. 2017
Yank N Yard 34. Albuquerque, NM Oct. 2017
Portland Boulder Rally 25. Portland Oregon, USA Oct. 2017
Bridge Town Boulder Bash 2. Portland State University April 2017
Palouse Climbing Festival 1. Moscow Idaho March 2017
Ropeless Rodio 2. Central Washington University Feb. 2017
USAC Bouldering Nationals 69. Salt Lake City Feb. 2017
Final Bash 8. Bend, OR Jan. 2017
Imagine Bash 5. 2nd in qualifiers and 5th in finals. Bend, Oregon, USA Nov. 2016
Portland Boulder Rally 13. Circuit Bouldering Gym, Tigard, Oregon Oct. 2016
NC3 Sweet Onion Crank 2. Wala Wala, WA April 2016
NC3 Portland State Bouldering 1. Portland Oregon April 2016
NC3 Portland State 1. Portland Oregon April 2016
NC3 Dirtbag Derby 1. Eugene Oregon March 2016
NC3 Idaho University Bouldering Comp 6. Moscow ID March 2016
NC3 Vert Fest 2. Corvallis Oregon March 2016
NC3 Pullman Pulldown 2. Pullman, WA Feb. 2016
Back to the Future 1. Eugene Oregon Oct. 2015
NC3 Sweet Onion Crank 1. Wala Wala, WA April 2015
NC3 Rain City Send 3. Seattle WA March 2015
NC3 Palouse Climbing Festival 4. Palouse, WA March 2015
NC3 Rock Rodeo 1. Portland, OR March 2015
NC3 Ropeless Rodeo 1. Ellensburg, WA Feb. 2015
NC3 Vert Fest 1. Oregon State University Feb. 2015

Rock climbing - lead

NC3 Competition 2. Mixed Finals University Washington April 2017
Vert Fest 1. Corvallis, Oregon Feb. 2017
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