Canada’s Leslie Timms Joins Arc’teryx

Ontario’s Leslie Timms, a passionate climber with an impressive list of first ascents, has joined the crew at Arc’teryx.


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From Arc’teryx: North Vancouver, BC, June 2016 – Arc’teryx, a global leader in outdoor apparel, is proud to welcome professional climber Leslie Timms to its global athlete team.

With 12 years of climbing experience, Timms is a passionate climber who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Arc’teryx team. She is a driven and dedicated athlete, and her history in the outdoor industry reflects the roots and values of Arc’teryx.

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“Leslie has that unique style, clear vision and dedicated focus that we look for in our team athletes,” says Justin Sweeny, North American sports marketing specialist. “Her passion for climbing and adventure pushes boundaries, and this partnership is a commitment to helping in her future endeavors.”

Based out of Ontario’s Beaver Valley, Timms is a successful guide who boasts an impressive list of achievements including numerous first ascents. She’s a well-rounded force on the rock who performs at an elite level in all disciplines of climbing — V10, 5.13+ sport/trad, and guiding.

“Leslie has that unique style, clear vision and dedicated focus that we look for in our team athletes.”

“It’s a dream to represent Arc’teryx — they make the highest quality technical clothing out there, and they’re Canadian,” Timms says. “I look forward to testing their designs so they can continue to provide the absolute best for high-impact users like myself. I’m at the cliff five to six days a week and it’s imperative for me to have dependable, durable and intuitive clothing and gear. Their fabric, designs and attention to detail is unrivaled.”

Timms developed a love for the outdoors early in life. After being involved in volleyball and whitewater canoeing, climbing sparked her interest and her passion for ascension has since grown into a lifelong pursuit.

She is the owner and head guide of On the Rocks Climbing, where she spends most of her time leading and teaching in Ontario. She also co-founded the Beaver Valley Climbing Festival. In the off-season, she’s happy to set out and explore new spots and new routes.


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