About Sierra McGivney

Sierra McGivney graduated in May 2021 with a degree in journalism and expeditionary studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. She spent the summer of 2020 as an intern for the Adirondack Explorer.

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  1. Sierra McGivney says

    I used it for the first pitch so I knew the rope wasn’t frozen and checked the rope each time before climbing to make sure it was safe. I also always carry an ATC but prefer to use my grigri when possible because of the large weight difference between me and my climbing partner.

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