Climbing prodigy Sierra Blair-Coyle recently showed off her soloing skills — no ropes — over Arizona's East Clear Creek, and you can watch from any angle you like. The 21-year-old was filmed with a 360-degree camera by Vice Sports for an episode of its online series, The Moment. The complete video, which you can watch below, focuses on her return to the sport after a two-year recovery from a torn, herniated disc in her back. This two-minute highlight, though, shows Blair-Coyle at her best, crawling over sandstone ledges and along narrow cracks, before plunging into the water for another route.
"The 360 footage is so cool," says Blair-Coyle. "The shots are beautiful, and I love being able to see climbing from a different angle."
Blair-Coyle is currently training for the Bouldering National Championships in January 2016, as well as finishing her senior year at Arizona State. She's looking to improve on last year's 10th place at nationals, and has good reason to believe she can take the podium — Blair-Coyle was a two-time national champ as a junior.
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