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Margo Hayes    

Record-Breaking USA Climbing Bronze Medalist

Margo Hayes is a climber native to Boulder, Colorado. She grew up with the Rocky Mountains in her backyard, and spends the majority of her time dedicated to her sport. Hayes balances high school classes, art, photography, and climbing simultaneously.

From a young age, Hayes showed an incredible aptitude for athletics. She began to compete nationally in gymnastics at the age of 8. At the age of 10, Hayes started climbing and joined Team ABC. The sport quickly became much more than a hobby for her; it became a passion. She excelled at the sport and now competes nationally and internationally as part of the US National team.

Hayes has competed worldwide in a variety of different countries and competitions. She has had the opportunity to meet and make friends with people from around the globe. Hayes values and respects the traditions of the climbing culture and community.

One of her proudest moments was being awarded the North Face Young Gun Award in 2013. She won both the competition bouldering and the competition lead climbing events at the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships in Guangzhou. In 2017, she became the first woman in history to climb a 9a+ (5.15a) graded route, and in 2019, became the first woman to complete the "9a+ Trilogy".

Hayes was one of four women to earn a spot on the 2019 U.S. Overall National Team as a first step to qualifying for the 2020 Olympics climbing competition.

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