Born and raised in West Texas, Gentrye was exposed to the great outdoors at an early age through trail rides, hikes around Palo Duro Canyon and skiing in New Mexico. After graduating with a Journalism Degree from Oklahoma State University, she was first exposed to rock climbing inside a little gym and bouldering around a little park in Tulsa, Okla. Through these experiences, an idea was sparked to return to Texas and bring climbing along with her. Over five years ago, she and her partner founded the only indoor climbing facility in Amarillo, Tex., where they also explored adventure atop the Grand Teton, the North Face of Sugarloaf in the Organ Mountains, New Mex., Thailand and beyond. Now, she resides in the beautiful Elk Range that surrounds Redstone, Colo., where she plays in the hills with her husband and their Great Dane. Gentrye finds her connection to the world around her by spending long days in the mountains: rock climbing, hiking, trail running and skiing.
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