Brazilian climber who is living the American dream and winning #maxim4life

I’m a brazilian climber living the american dream and climbing all the wonderful rocks this country has to offer. 

I'm mainly a sport climber but have I have some mountaineering and alpine experience. I started climbing almost 6 years ago and this was the first sport I’ve ever done.  

Birthday: November 5th 1987
Home town: Para, Brazil    
Current home: Great Falls, Montana
Favorite MAXIM rope: Alex Honnold series, Pinacle 9.5

"Climbing has made me a more confident and stronger person."

"Its been my favorite rope from day 1 and wouldn’t climb with any other rope."

"My favorite is strong, its my favorite color and has gone through some incredible journeys with me."

"Im still speechless honestly. I never saw myself as a lucky person, but this just confirms I’m not only lucky but loved for getting so many votes."

Maiza Lima

Get to know Maiza ...

Tell us how and when you got into climbing? 

I got into climbing in 2015.

What do you think was the highlight of your climbing career (so far)?

Sending my first 5.12a even before I sent a 5.10 because I was always too scared of falling.

What are you doing when you are not climbing?

Working out, hiking, skiing, playing the guitar (poorly) and cooking.

What is the soundtrack of your life (favorite song)? 

I have a couple but they’re in Portuguese

Do you have any peculiar eating habits? 

I love eating Vegan!

What stokes you the most? 

Progress and women trying hard.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be? 

Give my mother a better life.

What was your favorite climbing adventure?  

The few months I spent living in my car and climbing all over the country.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a pro climber? 

I’m not a pro climber but if I didn’t spend most of my time obsessing about climbing I’d probably be a chef.

Career Highlights

Culture Shock

Grade: 5.12

This route is called Culture Shock my first ever 5.12. I started working on it because I thought it was a 5.10d. Back then I didn’t know what I could climb outside. But I got it in 7 tries.



Grade: 5.12b

These photos is one of my proudest routes because it took me a lot of mental strength to commit to trying and it’s the hardest 12b I’ve climbed

Up to the top!