SF Chronicle Article: She climbs the walls and loves it
The San Francisco Chronicle profiled Cynthia Eastman
in an article about Bay area athletes. She and her brothers, Mike, Chris and Kevin can be found at GWPC on Tuesday and Thursdays at 4pm like clockwork. The article appears on E4 of the SF Chronicle. Check it out a little excerpt-
Every Sunday morning, corporate librarian Cynthia Eastman attends her church of the climbing wall at Berkeley Ironworks. Eastman, who is 52 and lives in Oakland, makes sure her two older brothers attend as well.Why
: I love when all the pieces come together and you flash a hard route. With indoor walls, you can do it year-round and you don't need a lot of expensive gear.Greatest accomplishment
: Sticking with climbing while undergoing radiation treatment for cancer two years ago. The worst side effect was that the palms of my hands got thick and smooth, which is unnerving when you're trying to hold onto stuff.
Gear you can't live withou
t: Evolv Defy climbing shoes. Evolv has the best fit for my narrow heels and high arches.Where you train
: Berkeley Ironworks on Sundays and Great Western Power Company on Thursdays after work. With two different places, you have more routes to climb.
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