Becky Switzer

MYSTERY RANCH Outdoor Ambassador

Hometown

Cedarburg, WI

Resides

Bozeman, MT

Profession

In my day to day life, I work behind the scenes dealing with inventory for an outdoor retailer.

I’ve done a lot of sports and many different jobs in my life, but rock climbing has captivated me for a long time. It continues to provide learning and growing opportunities whenever I’m out, whether it’s with a big group and we’re just having fun, or if I’m trying a really hard climb with a psyched partner.

I’m eternally grateful that climbing not only provides me with the physical activity I love but also the community of people I consider my family.

Accomplishments:

Out of all the hard outdoor climbs I’ve climbed, and all of the awards I’ve received in competitions, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as being a positive influence on other female athletes. As with many sports, it’s easy for young athletes to see success early in their career before life happens and they drift away from the sport. I’m proud of my longevity in the sport of climbing and my work ethic (or stubbornness) to continue to improve and get stronger.

Foundations

I’ve been highly involved in Touch the Sky Climbing programs as well as the Inge Perkins Scholarship Fund.

What Mystery Ranch Packs do you Run?

I still have my first MR pack, the Naya Nuki ski pack (best pack ever). I tend to get a handful of ski days in every year and this goes with me every time. I’ve also owned and used the X40, the Sweet Pea, Booty Bag, Mission Duffle, Women’s Stein 62, and a variety of Kletterwerks bags.

Other Sponsors

  • Butora climbing shoes
  • Organic Climbing
  • Gnarly Nutrition
  • Friction Labs Chalk

Favorite quote

"Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have." -Anthony Bourdain