Bella Jariel (climber)

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Born (2001-09-09) September 9, 2001 (age 20)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited states of America
OccupationProfessional rock climber
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm) [1]
Websitebellaclimbs.wordpress.com

Bella Jariel (born August 21, 2002) is an American professional rock climber based in Denville, New Jersey, best known for the first female ascent of Karajo[2] a hard highball bouldering problems in the Gunks of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York, being the USA & Speed Youth National Championships USA Climbing Youth National Champion in speed climbing [3] and getting 3rd place at the Pan American Championships [4] [5]

Early life

Jariel was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Jariel started climbing when she was 7 years old, when her dad introduced her to the sport. [1] [6] [7] [8] [9] A year later, she joined EarthTrek climbing competitive team at Rockville, Maryland. [6] [7] [10] This sport allowed her to compete against herself and make friends in the process. [1] [6] [10] During this time, Bella was sponsored by Evolv [8]

Competitve Climbing Accomplishments

Jariel competes in the local, regional, divisional and national level in bouldering, speed and sport climbing. [6] [7] [10]

Bouldering Competition

In 2012, Jariel qualified to compete in the world-level competition but was too young to compete. [10] She was able to get another opportunity in 2015. In 2014, she competed in the ABS Youth Nationals 2014. [8] In 2015, she won 1st place at the Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Competition. [4] She got second place in Hueco Rock Rodeo in Women's Open Category and became the Dyno Champion at that event. [4] In 2016, Jariel competed in the Dominion River Rock Boulder Bash. She placed 5th out of 19 competitors. [11] [12] Jariel placed 15th in Female Youth B category at the International Federation of Sport Climbing's (IFSC) World Youth Championships held in China. [5] In 2017, she placed in 41st in Female Youth A category at the IFSC World Youth Championships in Austria and placed 18th in combined.At the 2017 Pan American Championship in Canada, she was able to walk away with 3rd place in Female Youth A category [4] [5] and 1st place in combined. [5] In 2019, she placed USA third at USA Climbing's Bouldering Youth National Championships in the Female Junior category. At the Dominion River Rock Competition, she took 1st place. [13]

Sport Climbing Competition

In 2013, Jariel competed in her age category (12-13 years old) at the Sport Climbing Series Youth Championships and got 4th place. [6] In 2017, she placed 27th in Female Youth A category and 18th in combined at the IFSC World Youth Championships in Austria. [5] She competed at the PanAmerican Youth Championships held in Canada. She competed in Female Youth A category and got 9th place and 1st place in combined. [5]

Speed Climbing Competition

In 2015, Jariel got USA ClimbingSport & Speed 2nd place USA Climbing's Speed Youth National Championships in the Female Youth B category. Jariel placed 6th in Female Youth A category at the IFSC World Youth Championships held in Austria. [5] In 2016, she got again USA ClimbingSport & Speed 2nd place USA Climbing's Speed Youth National Championships in the Female Youth B category. Later on, she placed 9th in Female Youth B category at the IFSC World Youth Championships in China. [5] In 2017, she got USA ClimbingSport & Speed 1st place at USA Climbing's Speed Youth National Championships in the Female Youth A category. [3]

Climbing accomplishments

Jariel started to move into the outdoor scene as she got older. [8] [9] Her favorite outdoor climbing areas are Hueco Tanks, Texas, Red River Gorge, Kentucky and Red Rocks, Las Vegas. [9] [14] In 2014, she climbed with the now legendary Alex Honnold, known for his free solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite. [15] Eventually, Jariel completed her first V10 (7c+) on "Scare Tactics in Red Rocks, Las Vegas. [16] In November 2020, she became the first woman to send Karajo (V11/8a) in the Gunks, New York.

Other work

Jariel has a couple of sponsors that include Baboon Outdoors and Banjo& Bean. [17] Jariel was featured in Evolv's 2015 film "Scare Tactics and Slice N Dice" [16]

Notable ascents

2014, Scare Tactics V10 (7C+),Red Rocks, Las Vegas [16] 2014, Slice N Dice V9 (7C),Red Rocks, Las Vegas [16] 2020, Karajo V11 (8a),the Gunks, New York—First female ascent[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Baboon Outdoors. "Bella Jariel". Baboon Outdoors. BaboonOutdoors. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jariel, Bella. "Bella Jariel gets the FFA on Karajo V11". YouTube. Baboon Outdoors. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Power Company Podcast. "Episode 90: The Coach/Climber Dynamic with Taylor Reed and Bella Jariel". The Power Company. The Power Company. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Climb On, Sister!. "A Mother's Love - An Interview With Moms of Two Competition Climbers". Climb On, Sister!. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 International Federation of Sport Climbing. "Arabella Jariel: Results". International Federation of Sport Climbing. International Federation of Sport Climbing. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Express (6 May 2014). "See local rock stars (including Arabella Jariel) aim for the top at Earth Treks in Rockville". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Williams, Mari-Jane (3 June 2014). "Six options for family fitness, from rock-climbing to yoga". Wellness. The Washington Post. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Climb On, Sister!. "Sending Sisters: Arabella Jariel". Climb On, Sister!. Climb On, Sister!. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jariel, Bella. "Arabella Jariel". Bella Climbs. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Jazynka, Kitson (2 October 2012). "Rock climber, 11, reaches new heights". KidsPost. The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  11. Rock and Ice (24 May 2016). "Nathaniel Coleman, Brooke Raboutou Win 2016 Riverrock Boulder Bash". News+. Rock and Ice. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  12. Jariel, Bella. "Dominion River Rock". Bella Climbs. Bella Jariel. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  13. Reed, Taylor (24 October 2019). "Perching and the Science of Learning Movement". How To Technique and Sending Tips. Gym Climber. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  14. Oldham, Addie; Bowen, Ellie (14 August 2019). "Meet 16 Young Athletes and Outdoor Entrepreneurs who are changing the face of Adventure". Leading the Charge. Blue Ridge Outdoors. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  15. jsquared. "Bella on "$500" at Red Rocks". Vimeo. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 jsquared. "Scare Tactics and Slice N Dice". Vimeo. Evolv. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  17. Jariel, Bella. "Sponsors". Bella Climbs. Retrieved 25 November 2020.

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