July Member Spotlight

July Member Spotlight

Lia Puia

The Las Vegas climbing community is one of the most unique and diverse groups of people anywhere in the world. At Origin, our members are our family. Every month we'll feature one of our most outstanding community leaders to help inspire new visitors to jump in and become part of the crew.  

How did you discover rock climbing?

A coworker invited me to climb with her at Origin and I instantly fell in love.

What do you love most about climbing?
The feeling I get from it! It’s so fun, challenging, and sometimes frustrating lol.

Do you prefer Bouldering or Sport Climbing?

Bouldering in the gym, Sport outside.

What is your favorite outdoor climbing area?
Alabama Hills

Do you have any projects or goals for this season?
Monkey Bar

What's your best Locals Beta for food, music, or culture in Las Vegas/Henderson?
Food/Beer: Penn’s Thai House, Crafthaus Brewery, Ramen Sora, Prosecco, Taco y Taco, Suzuya Patisserie

What do you love about the Origin community?
It’s so diverse, unique, and friendly! Origin is the furthest gym from my house but I love the people and gym so I’m willing to travel the miles :)

What advice do you have for people just starting to climb?
Be patient and don’t forget to use your legs!