Alannah Yip

Sport

Climb

Hometown

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hometown

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sport

Climb

Alannah won her first National Climbing Championship at the tender age of 12. Today she’s Canada’s top “Overall” climber and part of the historic first wave of Olympic hopefuls who are evolving the sport of competition climbing. Alannah grew up in Vancouver and spent her childhood in the mountains. Her local gym was home to Canada’s top competitors and coaches, and as a young climber, Alannah drew inspiration from the warm camaraderie and support.


She brings focus, stoke and formidable brain power to everything she does whether it’s building a training wall outfitted with sensors, rapidly analyzing a competition boulder move, or ripping a gnarly line on her mountain bike. She’s a third generation engineer whose specialty is Mechatronics – or robots. Alannah has always remembered her roots, and as a coach for the Climb Base 5 North Shore Youth Team, she graciously trains younger climbers and gives back the support she received as a youth.

Achievements

  • First female ascent, Climbed Pulse 5.14a in Cheakamus Canyon, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, September 2017
  • First Canadian female to make the finals round of an IFSC World Cup at the Chongqing Bouldering World Cup, April 2017
  • 13th place Bouldering and 15th place Overall at the IFSC World Championships, September 2018
  • Seven total Senior National Titles (3 Lead, 3 Boulder, 1 Speed)
  • Graduated from UBC with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2018
  • Climbing coach of the Climb Base 5 North Shore Youth Team (formerly the Edge Youth team)