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.
About the Speaker:
Madaleine Sorkin is a certified Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. She guides predominantly in Colorado or Red Rocks, Nevada for the Colorado Mountain School, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Red Rock Climbing Center and the Women’s Wilderness Institute.
Madaleine Sorkin: Perfecting the Push