Beth Rodden


Climbing. Food. Adventures. This subheading to Beth's blog sums up her life. If you don't find her climbing somewhere, she says meet her at the farmers market. She's amazed that she has been able to do what she loves professionally for seventeen years—and counting. And she's no slouch. Beth lists among her accomplishments: established Meltdown 5.14 in Yosemite (hardest traditional climb established by a woman in the world); established the Optimist 5.14 Smith Rock, OR (hardest sport climb established by an American woman); and free climbed The Nose on El Cap, in the valley.

Beth remembers an early climbing experience as getting to the top of the pink route in the local climbing gym when she was 14. The next day in history class, she couldn't complete her writing assignment because her hands and forearms were so sore she wasn't able to hold a pencil. Unfortunately, her teacher didn't give her a break. And from there, it's been all up hill.

What's she listening to? Radiohead, Gilliam Welch, Bon Iver

Favorite book? Lucky Man, by Michael J. Fox

Words to live by? Enjoy and have fun out there

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