Isabella Rojas is an Oakland–based Latina climber, photographer, former Brooklyn Boulders head coach, and cofounder of Más, a magazine dedicated to climbing and art. At just 25, she’s already amassed 16 years of climbing experience around the world, both inside the gym and out. She started climbing at age nine, before gym climbing had fully taken off, and, importantly, before there was significant representation of women-identified climbers of color.
Rojas recently moved to Oakland, but we visited her earlier this year in New York City, her former home base, for a day bouldering in Central Park. She also shared her experiences on navigating the sport and her advice for the next generation of young women-identified climbers of color.