Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Sponsors: Ourdoor Research, La Sportiva, Petzl, Climb On, Osprey, Clif Bar, Oakley
Current Transportation: Toyota Prius
Favorite Places: Yosemite, Mom and Dad's House, anywhere in the mountains with no one around.
Core Activities: Rock climbing
My Jam Is: Anything from Gillian Welch to Jay Z
Non-Core Activities: Baking, cooking, anything to do with sustainable food
I Eat Lots Of: Fruit
Fun Fact: I'd take a good cookie over any form of alcohol any day of the week.
Beth Rodden started climbing at the age of 14 when her dad took her to the local climbing gym. She immediately became entranced in the vertical world, traveling the country and the world for climbing competitions. As her love of plastic climbing faded and her love of the mountains grew, she started living on the road, traveling from climbing area to climbing area. With a few years of dedicated sport climbing under her belt, she became interested in bigger walls and trad climbing. For the past decade, she’s been obsessed with climbing in Yosemite. Whether it’s free climbing El Cap, single pitches or wrestling boulders, she’s become a permanent fixture on the Sierra granite.