Elisha Gallegos is a versatile rock climber, an inner city elementary art teacher, and a climbing coach for the youth. She currently resides in Oklahoma City in the Midwest. She has sport red pointed three 5.12 routes in the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Southwest area in Oklahoma. She placed 1st in women’s advanced in 24 hours of Horseshoe Hell, Arkansas in 2015. She has been featured in Climbing Magazine representing the Oklahoma climbing community.
She currently has taken on trad climbing, and is in the process of obtaining her single pitch instructor certification through American Mountain Guide Association. She has been teaching rock climbing to kids from ages 4 years old to 13 years old. Her curriculum consists of the focus of movement on the vertical face, strength both mental and physical, and safety procedures. She is an active role model for her students, showing her students to respect the surroundings we all climb and hike in, and also understanding the risks and consequences to the sport.
Her goals as a rock climber is to pursue her passion in adventure and pushing her limits, and as well giving back her talents and knowledge to the next generation.