Emma Hunt is an accomplished competitive climber competing at both the National and International level in multip le climbing disciplines. The climbing community has been a part of Emma’s family for as long as she can remember. She started climbing at the age of 5 and was introduced to the youth competitive climbing scene at the age of 8. She loved the competition com munity and started competing with USA Climbing at the local and national level. Emma has been a member of the Women’s Speed National Team since 2019 when she attended and won Open Female Speed Nationals her first Open/Elite Competition at 15 years old. Sin ce then, she was the first US woman to post 7 second speed laps and is the only US woman to post 6 second speed laps. Emma has been breaking her own National Record since the summer of 2019 and has broken it 21 times total. Her current US Women’s Speed Rec ord is held at 6.67 seconds. In August of 2023, Emma qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in Speed Climbing at the IFSC World Championships in Bern, Switzerland. She placed second setting her new PR and US Women’s National Record of 6.67 and became t he first Speed climber to qualify for the Olympic Games ever.
While Emma is widely recognized for her record - breaking speed climbing, she is also equally psyched on bouldering and sport climbing. She competed in all three disciplines for many years, even podiuming in bouldering and the combined format at the US National and International Level.
Member of the 2024 Olympic Team for Women’s Speed Climbing
Prequalified Member of 2023 USA National Elite Speed Climbing Team
Women’s US Speed Records, 6.67 seconds. (First US Women to run sub 8 and 7 seconds)
2nd World Rank for the IFSC 2022 Season
2nd World Cup Rank for the IFSC 2022 Season
2022 World Games Women’s Speed Champion
2nd Place at IFSC World Championships
2023 Multiple IFSC World Cup Podium Finishes
IFSC Pan American Speed Champion in 2021
3rd in Bouldering IFSC Pan -American Championships in 2021
v10/7c+: Red Wave & Calaxy Comet
v9/7B+: Ace of Spades, Dirty Martini, Your Brain on Drugs, & Glass Ass Crack
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