Kate attributes her love of climbing to the trapeze in their rural Alaskan cabin. Without electricity or running water, she had lots of time to climb and dangle. She officially learned to climb while attending Colorado College, but a visit to Yosemite changed everything. Today, free climbing long crack systems is her passion, which she augments with making jewelry and stints as a fly-fishing guide.
First ascent of The Washington Route (VI 5.10, A1), Fitz Roy, Patagonia
Free ascent of Freerider (VI 5.12+), El Capitan, Yosemite, California
First ascent of 10 Pounds of Tequila (VI 5.12+), Acopan Tepui, Venezuela
Free ascent of Moonlight Buttress (V 5.12+), Zion National Park, Utah
Free ascent of the Northwest Face of Half Dome (V 5.12+), Yosemite, California