Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.
Grace Crowley is a competition climber on the Australian speed and bouldering teams as well as the continental combined team. Grace has been involved in climbing for about four years but quickly fell in love with every aspect of the sport. She began competing when she moved to Melbourne from the US three years ago. Her love for climbing only grew as she involved herself more in the community and competitions.
Having few queer climbers to look up to in her own life inspires Grace to help grow the climbing community to be an even more open and inclusive space full of diverse and positive role models.