Shauna Coxsey is an English professional rock climber. She was born and raised in Runcorn, Cheshire. She began climbing at the age of four, and says she was inspired to start climbing by the French climber Catherine Destivelle. She is mainly active in competition climbing and has participated in the world championships in bouldering. She won the 9th edition of the competition Melloblocco in 2012. She placed 2nd in the World Cup climbing 2012 steps during Log-Dragomer and Innsbruck.
In 2012, Coxsey was sponsored by Five Ten. She is also sponsored by Adidas and the Climbing Hangar in Liverpool. In 2013, she sent her first problem graded 8B (V13) when she climbed Nuthin’ But Sunshine in Rocky Mountain National Park. In November, she was appointed one of the UK’s first-ever BMC Ambassadors.
In 2014, Coxsey placed second overall in the 2014 IFSC Climbing World Cup. Following her success, she became only the third female ever to boulder 8B+ (V14) when she topped New Baseline in Magic Wood near Chur, Switzerland. In August 2014, Coxsey placed fourth at the World Bouldering Championships in Munich.
Achievements of Shauna Coxsey
2014 Bouldering World Cup – Innsbruck – Austria 1st Place 2014 Bouldering World Cup – Grindlewald – Switzerland 1st Place 2014 Bouldering World Cup – Baku – Azerbaijan 3rd Place 2014 Bouldering World Cup – Chongqing – China 2nd Place 2014 CWIF 1st 2013 Birtish Bouldering Championships 1st Place 2013 Overall World Bouldering Cup Ranking 4th Place 2013 Bouldering World Cups: Munich 3rd…Vail USA 4th… Toronto Canada 4th… Kitzbuhel Austria 4th… Millau France 2nd… Chongqing China 4th 2013 CWIF 1st Place 2012 Overall World Bouldering Cup Ranking 3rd Place 2012 British Lead Climbing Championships 1st 2012 British Bouldering Championships 1st 2012 Head Route Setter at LA SPORTIVA LEGENDS ONLY 2012 Melloblocco 1st 2012 Bouldering World Cups Vail 2nd… Innsbruck 2nd… Vienna, Austria 4th… Sloveina 2nd… Chonqing China 4th 2012 American National Bouldering Championships (ABS) 3rd 2012 CWIF, Climbing Works International Festival 1st 2011 British Bouldering Champion 2011 British Lead Climbing Champion 2011 Bouldering World Cup Munich 4th 2009 Junior British Bouldering Champion 2008 Junior British Bouldering Champion 2008 Junior British Lead Climbing Champion 2007 Junior British Bouldering Champion 2007 Junior British Lead Climbing Champion Rock – First British Female to climb V12 & V13 First British female to climb both 8a+ and 8b. – Head Coach of the Royal Airforce Climbing Team – Organiser of the successful, orignal Womens Climbing Symposium – Trustee for the Award Winning Charity Climbers Against Cancer
- – Experienced Route Setter, Speaker and Coach
Shauna Coxsey is an exceptionally talented and accomplished professional rock climber. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
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