Alice Hafer


Nomad with a passion for rocks, stories, and sends 

Alice Hafer is a climber, writer and filmmaker with a love for projecting around the world. Alice spends her year travelling between climbing locations and working remotely.

Birthday: September 14
Home town: Cocoa, FL
Current home: Southeast USA
Favorite MAXIM rope: Airliner

"Climbing is the only sport that I never tire of. Something about being, in what feels, like full control of how hard you can try makes it so unique. By breaking through your own mental barriers, you can achieve great things"

"MAXIM ropes are by far the most durable and smoothest to handle when trying harder sport projects." 

"The Airliner is as silky smooth as ropes come."

Alice Hafer

Get to know Alice ...

Tell us how and when you got into climbing?
I started climbing 8 years ago at the Tally Rock Gym in Tallahassee, Florida when a girlfriend invited me to tag along. She stopped climbing but I was hooked and spent hours throwing myself at V1 and V2s in the sweaty FL heat. 

What do you think was the highlight of your climbing career (so far)?
Claiming 4th place in a competition next to Shauna Coxsey and other WC climbers. All due to a tricky slab!

What are you doing when you are not climbing? 
When I’m not climbing I’m typically exploring new cities whilst travelling, watching trashy chick flicks, religiously using rings/TRX and reading dystopian novels. 

What is the soundtrack of your life (favorite song)? 
Look at the Stars by SBTRKT

Do you have any peculiar eating habits? 
I eat a borderline addiction level of Greek Yogurt.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be? 
It’s a hard toss up between time travel and teleportation.

What was your favorite climbing adventure?
My favourite climbing adventure was an impromptu trip to Yangshuo. The conditions were some of the worst I’ve ever experienced and nothing could quite prepare me for people driving every direction on the road. But it was there I re-discovered my love for adventure and sampling new cultures, which finally led me to start working remotely and climb full-time.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a pro climber? 
I would likely be a yoga teacher, screenwriter and expert coffee drinker in a trendy city like Portland or NYC.

Career Highlights

End of Days

Country/City: Mt. Charleston, Nevada
Grade: 5.14a, FFA
Length: 45m

A serious limestone hustle. My first 5.14 and experience on a mono slab 35m from the floor. The hardest mental battle I’ve had to overcome in my climbing yet.


Electric Copper

Country/City: Rocklands, South Africa
Grade: 8A
Length: Boulder

This boulder was my first 8A which took me a lot of work, taping and skin, as I was recovering from a finger injury. My humble perspective from barely being able to crimp, somehow allowed me to have no expectations and resulted in a send!

Corredor de la Muerte

Country/City: Rodellar, Spain
Grade: 13b/c
Lenght: 40m

Corredor was my first experience climbing on steep, steep overhang. With work, I somehow overcame the pump made it to the top of the huge cave. I was so completely destroyed, I could barely move much less climb for the next few days – I gave it everything to finish, and it was entirely worth it. 

© Peter Vintoniv, Ruan Kotze, Irene Yee, Records of Light Photography

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