Mia Cannon is a 25 year old climber based in Minnesota. Her favorite food is French fries and her favorite animal is a unicorn.
She was born to an old school climber who was part of the dirtbag community of the late 70’s and 80’s. Mia grew up with a bouldering wall in her basement, and her sister was taken to the gym in her baby basket. She was old enough to watch the evolution of the climbing world; dirtbags and diehards being the ones who roped up in the gyms to the sport becoming more mainstream. Due to relocation, Mia wasn’t able to climb regularly when she was in middle school and high school so she tried a variety of other sports. None of them captivated her the way climbing had.
In May 2016, Mia graduated with a B.A from Gustavus Adolphus College. In the fall, she started climbing again and rediscovered her passion for the sport. Mia now trains five days a week.
Mia with her dad, Bart.