Join CAMP ATHLETE Madaleine Sorken as she brings her big wall climbing adventures to life through imagery, storytelling and discussion. From 20+ years of experience, she shares her dedication to a craft. She discusses methods for pushing one’s perceived limitations, what makes a pursuit meaningful and her evolving relationship with climbing.
Madaleine has been climbing since 1998 and guiding since 2002. An elite big wall free climber, she has led up to 5.13+ on 35-pitch routes on El Capitan in Yosemite, California and the Diamond of Longs Peak, Colorado. She has made several first or early ascents of 5.12/5.13 Grade VI (multi-day) climbs, often in female teams and in remote areas around the world. With any goal, she plays with a balance of adventure, fun and pushing herself to perform her best. Finding her sweet spot is a little different every day. She continues to be motivated for her personal climbing goals, and is honored to be guiding and coaching climbers of all levels to meet their own next wall.