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
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
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).