GET TO KNOW KATE GEORGE

GET TO KNOW KATE GEORGE

CLIMB CULTURE ARTIST

US based climber, surface pattern designer and illustrator on a mission to change the norm of what an outdoors person looks like. 

WHY DO YOU CLIMB? 

I started climbing as a way to spend more quality time with my husband and while I get plenty of that it’s really become so much more. I love spending the time outdoors in unique places, climbing routes that are mentally challenging as well as physical, and spending quality time with my friends. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment I get when finishing a difficult climb. 

3 PROUDEST CLIMBING ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Learning to Lead Climb

  2. My first outdoor lead at Keechelus Ridge (Little Bird)

  3. First multi pitch climb


MOST MEMORABLE CLIMB

My most memorable climb was a time when I actually didn’t end up climbing at all. It was my first time climbing outside and my husband and I went with two friends to climb in Leavenworth. My husband had a goal of doing a small multi pitch with one friend and I planned to do a couple of easy climbs and just tag along. A 30 min approach turned into a 1 hour approach, the temps were 20 degrees and the sun was going down behind the mountains.

The second friend and I decided to leave early and head back to the cars, instead we immediately got lost following cairns that led to nowhere. Got into some sketchy rock drop offs and bushwacked for an eternity back to the car. We never found the actual trail. 

 

CURRENT PROJECT / GOAL

My current goal is to get more comfortable leading outside and maybe do a few more multi pitch routes. I would love to go back to Red Rocks to climb!

 

BEST ADVICE TO NEW CLIMBERS

My best advice to new climbers is to not be intimidated! Find some people that are casual and willing to teach you without judgement. It can be really fun to learn with the right people. 

QUOTE

You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago.” ― Alan Watts

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