Hi, I’m Jackie Hueftle. Living in Boulder, Colorado, I am a 31-year-old climber and route setter. There I earned a creative writing degree at CU Boulder. I have been climbing for 16 years and setting for 15. I get by with a combination of writing (and occasionally taking photos) for climbing magazines, websites, and blogs. Working the desk at the Spot Gym in Boulder. And route setting, both for the Spot and for competitions (which have included ABS/USA Climbing Junior Nationals, the Spot Bouldering Series, and the Mammut Bouldering Championships). In my spare time (ha!), I go climbing outdoors, work on several different book projects, and bake cookies.
Some of my favorite places to go on climbing trips are Smith Rocks, Squamish, Yosemite, Bishop, Hueco, and Fontainebleau. I also enjoy Mount Evans, Rocky Mountain National Park, Independence Pass, Donner Summit, and sometimes Rifle. In the future, I hope to go back to Switzerland and spend more time in France. I also want to visit the Maldives—someday.
My favorite Flashed Product is the Ninja Pad. Best carrying standard size pad on the market. I’ve been using Ninjas for over 12 years, and I love them. Quality foam provides a nice landing surface, plus they fold easily, and the pad flap helps make sure your stuff doesn’t fall out. Versatile and pack well, so they’re suitable for traveling.