Alli Rainey

Climbing Athlete




Age: 39

Years doing what you do: 22

Hometown: Ten Sleep, WY

Favorite product: Tea Tree & Mint Body Wash

Please list your top three career highlights:

1. Helping to put Ten Sleep Canyon on the
map as a nationally known sport-climbing destination & being a founding member of our local climbers' coalition, the Bighorn Climbers' Coalition (

2. Sending harder/more varied sport routes in my late 30s than ever before, including a couple of 13d/14a redpoints. (Look out, I come!).

3. Learning how to train properly, seeing the results, and sharing that knowledge with others by starting a coaching business. I love to see/help other climbers get better and succeed.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I already live there. You know you live in the right place when you're always happy to come home from any trip, no matter how awesome, and your whole being feels content and at ease. I do want to go to Africa someday, though...I like getting out of my comfort zone and seeing totally different places. Ditto for South America.

If you had a yacht what would you name it? Yacht For Sale. I would want someone to buy it ASAP so I could use the money for a cool climbing adventure instead.

What is your favorite movie quote? "Do. Or do not. There is no try." (Yoda)

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Probably the last fast-food burger I ever ate -- that was a long time ago, now. I'm guessing it was stranger than I ever realized at the time.

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