Jackie Hueftle started climbing and routesetting in Reno, Nevada, over fourteen years ago. She enjoys setting technical climbs (both routes and boulder problems), though over the years she has dabbled in many different styles in an effort to improve her own climbing and challenge herself as a setter.
Jackie competed in the JCCA (old USA Climbing) for 3 years as a junior and attended a Junior World Championships in Imst, Austria, in 2001. After she aged out of juniors she quit competing to focus on climbing outdoors. After some college and a bunch of adventures, she moved to Boulder in 2004, where she eventually finished school (Bachelors in Creative Writing, Summa Cum Laude) began spending more time bouldering and less time sport climbing (though she still enjoys both).
When she’s not out climbing she is probably either working at the Spot or hanging out at home, where she writes for climbing magazines, works on several book projects, watches too many movies, updates this blog, updates the Climbfind Heroes blog, updates the Team ABC Boulder blog, updates 8a.nu, bakes cookies, and does yard work. She also dabbles in video editing and is trying to learn to take a decent photograph, but thus far she’s relying on luck.
Comp Setting Highlights
JCCA Nor-Cal Jr Regionals – Rocksport – Reno – NV – 2002
BCS Series (3 comps) – the Boulder Rock Club – Boulder – CO – 2007
Regular Gym Setting
A Well Bolted Yet Still Scary Outdoor Friction Slab!
You can learn more about Jackie here:
Watch her climb some boulders here:
Or read some stuff she’s written here:
Climbing Mag Leavenworth October 2009 – 279 (with Kelly Sheridan)
In 2010 Jackie edited an entire issue–the Women’s Issue–of Deadpoint Magazine. Click the cover to read it:
A Few Side Projects:
Other Stuff Jackie Likes:
Contact Jackie and the rest of the setters on our Talk to us page.