I’m Cameron Hörst (pronounced Hurst), and I’m an 17-year-old from Pennsylvania who loves rock climbing, football, training, and all things challenging and fun!
My Dad’s a veteran climber, so I’ve been climbing with my family since I was 3 years old. I did my first sport lead climbs the summer before my 7th birthday, and I then set the goal to climb my first 5.13 before my 10th birthday (which I achieved with two months to spare!). At age 11, I climbed my first three 5.14a routes, and advanced to 5.14b with my ascent of Raubritter (Frankenjura, Germany) when I was 14. In 2012, I was awarded Climbing magazine’s Golden Piton for my achievements the previous year, and in 2013 my brother, Jonathan, and I received the “New Kids on the Block” OLGA award by the European climbing magazine CLIMAX.
In addition to climbing, I have a deep love for American football, which I’ve played for 9 years and counting… As a Quarterback and Safety, I’ve helped lead my team to three Red Rose League Championships (2011, 2013, 2014) and an undefeated 2015 freshman football season. As a sophomore I won a starting position (Safety) on the Varsity team…which went to the playoffs! In 2017, our team won the PIAA District-3 6A Championship–a Township’s first!
My other “likes” include math & science, music & playing guitar, skiing, traveling, and watching “The Walking Dead” TV show. And, of course, I enjoy training for climbing and powerlifting–in December 2015, I even managed to set a Pennsylvania state powerlifting record for my age/weight class (14/146lbs) with a lift of 363 lbs.
RECENT CLIMBING & FOOTBALL VIDEOS
- A beautiful drone video of me sending Lord Voldemort (5.14a/8b+) at the New River Gorge, WV (April 2017)
- Video of my ascent of Zookeeper (5.14a) at the Red River Gorge (May 2016)
- Video of Cameron climbing Raubritter (5.14b/8c), in Germany’s Frankenjura (June 2015)
- Cameron’s Quarterback highlights from Manheim Twp victory 36-8 over Penn Manor (October 2014)
- EPIC-TV’s Climbing Daily coverage (June 2015)
- EPIC-TV’s A Climbing Family: The Hörsts – Episode 2: Meet Cameron Hörst (January 2014)
- Three Peak Films “The Send Bros.” mini-documentary (filmed summer 2013 & released June 2014)
- EPIC-TV’s Climbing Daily coverage (August 2014)
- Watch Cameron’s 2014 season Football highlights (Fall 2014)