This week, we’re spotlighting Daila Ojeda—one of the most dedicated, strong, and fearless climbers out there, whose palpable motivating spirit inspires female climbers all around the world.
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Despite having grown up in the sea-loving paradise of the Canary Islands, Daila discovered the magic of rock at age 18, after seeing a bouldering competition in her village. Thereafter, a spark of passion compelled her to pursue the sport indefinitely, which led her to Catalunya, Spain: a Mecca for sport climbing.
For me climbing is a special kind of physical activity, formative activity that teaches you about the absolute. Climbing keeps me in contact with nature and teaches me to respect the environment. It allows me to discover who I am each and every day. Climbing helps me to persevere, to not give up or to succumb easily, to overcome my fears.
– Daila Ojeda
Take a peak into the life of this Canarian crusher:
Since making Spain her home, she’s proven herself as an accomplished climber, with first female ascents of Mind Control 5.14c (8c+), Fish Eye (8c), and other powerful sport climbs in the region that have become established as classic modern day test-pieces for climbers around the world to try. Last year, Daila faced a plaguing pulley injury, which kept her off the rock for six months. In an interview with Onsight, she explained that period as: