EVENT: Climber Beth Rodden--FREE!

Posted by Adventure 16 | 07.13.2016

Beth Rodden has been fortunate enough to be a professional climber for her entire adult life. She grew up as one of the first "kid climbers" and quickly became one of the most accomplished climbers of her day. She traveled the world climbing and establishing first ascents. After nearly a decade on top of the sport, she has now embarked on her latest adventure of being a new mom.

Her presentation goes through her life in climbing. From starting out in the gym and competing with adults, to meeting Lynn Hill and venturing to Madagascar with an all star group of women climbers. After dropping out of college she decided to pour her energy into climbing as much and as hard as she can. She talks about some of her ascents on El Capitan and in Yosemite. After suffering a barrage of injuries and an end of a relationship, she was forced to look at what role, if any, she wanted climbing in her and her new family's life. 

HAPPY 1/2 HOUR: 6:30pm; PRESENTATION: 7:00pm                                                                                Sponsored by:
Wednesday, August 10: A16 West Los Angeles Store


Beth Rodden grew up in the flatlands of the Central Valley of California. She started climbing at the age of 14 at the local climbing gym. Climbing immediately captured her attention and has been an integral part of her life ever since. She traveled the country and world for competitions while she was still in high school, earning the title of three time Junior National Champion and two time Adult National Champion.

Shortly before she graduated high school, she fell in love with the mountains and wanted nothing more than to travel the world exploring climbing areas. Over the next decade she became one of the most accomplished climbers in the world. Beth has free climbed three routes on El Capitan, the first of any woman. She has also established some of the hardest traditional climbs and sport climbs in the world by a woman, by establishing Meltdown (a 5.14c traditional climb in Yosemite, CA and The Optimist, 5.14b sport climb at Smith Rock, OR).

Beth’s latest adventure is being a new mom to her young boy Theo. She has been excited to be able to share her love of the mountains and climbing with him. Most days they spend their time exploring and wandering throughout Yosemite, discovering all of the wonders it has to offer. On top of that, Beth enjoys working with young  climbers today; working to develop their skills and enthusiasm into good stewards for the sport. When she's not climbing or exploring outside with Theo, she can be found cooking with food from the local farmers market. She's a sucker for good recipes, so if you have any to share, visit her blog and send her questions or suggestions.

Website:  www.bethrodden.com

Facebook: Beth Rodden, athlete

Instagram: @bethrodden.