Beth Rodden

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Current Transportation: Toyota Prius
Core Activities: Rock climbing
Non-Core Activities: Baking, cooking, anything to do with sustainable food
Sponsors: Ourdoor Research, La Sportiva, Petzl, Climb On, Osprey, Clif Bar, Oakley
Favorite Places: Yosemite, Mom and Dad's House, anywhere in the mountains with no one around.
My Jam Is: Anything from Gillian Welch to Jay Z
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.

The Cycle Of Passion

Psych can flare and fizzle, but that's what pushes us to grow, says Beth Rodden. [Read More]

Beth Rodden On Climbing, Motherhood And Body Image

An honest look at the changes, insecurities, struggles and joys of being a female climber—and now a mother. [Read More]

Climbing With Kids: Sleeping And Napping Outside

Beth Rodden on how to help your little ones relax and nap at the crag—so you can get on your route. [Read More]

A Climbing Mom’s Anxieties, By Beth Rodden

How is a strong-minded climber supposed to deal with the kinds of worries motherhood brings? [Read More]

8 Non-Outdoor Gear Must-Haves For Climbing Moms

How does Beth Rodden manage to train and climb with a baby in tow? These items help. [Read More]

Growing Up As A Mom, A Human And A Climber

Beth Rodden shares her struggles—and the deep lessons—of climbing injuries, disappointments and hope. [Read More]

Climbing With Kids: Beth Rodden Gets Back On The Rock In Yosemite

Sometimes moving upward on rock with friends is the most nourishing thing you can do. [Read More]

How Beth Rodden Balances Work, Climbing And Motherhood

Sharing the load with friends and going easy on herself has helped Beth Rodden step back into climbing. [Read More]

Beth Rodden’s Return To Climbing

Learning to be flexible with what motherhood brings, Beth Rodden starts to travel and climb again. [Read More]

Beth Rodden On A Mother’s Baby Steps

Recovering from pregnancy, Beth Rodden learns it takes little steps to move toward where she wants to be. [Read More]

New Mother Beth Rodden Is On Recovery Mode

After blogging throughout her pregnancy, Beth Rodden finally welcomes her little one and shares her recovery story. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Slowing Down In Month Seven

Beth Rodden learns to let the "hardman" attitude go, and gets a clearer picture of herself. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Finger Strength Exercises

Beth Rodden shares what she's doing to keep her muscle memory sharp. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: The Best Month Yet

Beth Rodden finds her groove in month six, and dishes on pregnant gym climbing. [Read More]

From Climber To Mom

Beth Rodden asks, Is another 5.14 worth not having kids? [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: An Interview With Super-Psyched Lyn Barraza

Beth Rodden chats with the manager of Berkeley Ironworks about bouldering while expecting. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Tradwalking, Falling And Getting Real

Beth Rodden on how pregnancy is an adventure itself. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Thoughts From Jasmin In Italy

Beth Rodden gives and gets advice from a climber and mother in Eurpoe. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Banff, Amnios and Breaking The News

Beth Rodden on fears and facing the unknown. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Through The Third Trimester

Beth Rodden on figuring out how to thrive, and how pregnancy is like redpointing. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Interview With Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou

Beth Rodden chats with Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou about kids and her climbing career. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Sickness, Heartbeats And Photo Shoots

Beth Rodden on dealing with sickness and the excitement of working professionally during pregnancy. [Read More]

Climbing Through Pregnancy: Listening To Your Body

Beth Rodden shares the difficulties of her first month and advice on listening to your body. [Read More]

Beth Rodden’s Top Picks For Clothes To Last Through Pregnancy

Who needs maternity wear? These pieces are comfy, stylish and—most importantly—functional. [Read More]

Beth Rodden: Climbing Through Pregnancy

The new mom-to-be blogs about her excitement, fears and the big taboo of pregnancy and professional climbing. [Read More]

Forget Snow Sports; Climb Year-Round

Beth Rodden tries skiing, but decides she’d rather climb in the cold. [Read More]

How To Meet Women Who Climb

Beth Rodden helps out the guys with 6 tips [Read More]

Five Questions Pro Climbers Get Asked

Beth Rodden answers the questions you've been dying to ask. [Read More]

Access Fund - The Secret is Out: Jailhouse Open Access

In 2011, the Access Fund and local climbers negotiated an easement with a landowner that opened a whole new era in CA climbing. [Read More]

Super Sonic Slab Climbing

I love slab climbing. I feel like I’m in an anonymous group, and that I should have said that in a hushed voice. But, it’s true. I’m one of the few people left in this world who actually loves… [Read More]

Beth Rodden On Recovery

Taking it slow is about as painful for an athlete as… [Read More]

How I Met the King of The Nose

I first met Hans Florine when I was 14 years old, competing in my first national climbing competition. Tall, lean and blonde, I’d only seen him on the pages of… [Read More]

Q&A with Hans Florine

Beth: How many times have you climbed the Nose? Hans: Ninety… [Read More]

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