Sarah Garlick

Hometown: North Conway, NH
Current Transportation: A mom van
Core Activities: Rock climbing, alpine climbing, ice climbing
Non-Core Activities: Hiking with my kid, swimming in the river, writing, geology, birding
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, La Sportiva
Favorite Places: Cathedral Ledge, Indian Creek, Patagonia, The Needles in California
My Jam Is: Gillian Welch station on Pandora
I Eat Lots Of: Avocado
Fun Fact: I'm not really a morning person.

Sarah Garlick got her start bouldering in Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island in the late ’90s, and has since gone on to explore mountains and crags around the world. She’s put up first ascents in Newfoundland, Greenland and Jordan, and has climbed alpine rock peaks in Patagonia, Peru and the Canadian Rockies. Still, the traditional granite climbing at her home cliffs in New Hampshire is her favorite. Trained as a geologist and writer, Sarah’s book, Flakes, Jugs & Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology, won the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award. Sarah currently serves as the Northeast Regional Coordinator for the American Alpine Club. She lives in North Conway with her husband, climber and filmmaker Jim Surette, and their son Oliver.

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