Just after boulder season this year, @zachgalla made a couple changes to his competitive climbing. He ditched his blonde hair and started training with us on the #stonesummitclimbingteam.
Sport and speed climbing have historically not been his jam. But he's been putting in the work in the form of laps, commutes to Kennesaw, and taking beatings from Claudiu.
Some of the qualities that make Zach exceptional at climbing are his stubbornness and drive, but they can often keep him locked into habits and styles that don't push his competition training. That being said, we want to take a break from burning him to commend his recent change in disposition. Over the past couple weeks and our #prenationalstrainingcamp this guy has made a decision to take coaching and training with a different attitude. He takes suggestions and direction and really applies them. In some subtle ways and not. This is a hard thing to accomplish while keeping intact the things that make you great.
We're excited to watch you compete this weekend at #usacsportspeed, Zach!
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