Monthly Member High Light: November 2017

30 Nov 2017 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Monthly Member Highlight

Katie Madey 

Age: 26

City: Little Rock, AR

Job: Middle School Teacher

1. How long have you been climbing? 

About 7 years

2. How did you get into climbing?

My boyfriend, now husband, was into climbing so I wanted to check out something he was interested in!

3. Why do you climb?

I climb because it helps me improve my self-confidence. I also enjoy climbing because I can improve my skills individually as well as 

create bonds and friendships with my climbing partners.

4. Do you have any strange pre-climbing rituals?

Maybe not a strange ritual, but my husband and I always give each other a fist bump before one of us gets on the wall.

5. Proudest ascent?

My proudest ascent would probably have to be Burned At The Stake at Rock Creek.

6. What is your favorite place to climb in Arkansas? Out of state?

I really enjoy climbing at Rock Creek, Stack Rock and Sam’s Throne in Arkansas. As for out of state, I really love Ten Sleep and Wild I

Iris in Wyoming. I recently climbed in New Mexico, and that was super fun, too!

7. What style of climbing do you prefer? Boulder/Sport/trad/solo? 

My preference of climbing varies every season, but right now I’m p

psyched on ropes!

8. Why did you become a member of the ARCC?

I became a member of the ARCC because I have heard and seen the hard work that goes into helping keep the crags in Arkansas 


9. What is your favorite climbing style? 

Steep/vertical/slab/cracks? Steep! Crimps!

10.What is your favorite climbing event?

I’m not sure I have a favorite climbing event, but I recently enjoyed the Trivia Night that the ARCC held at Flyway Brewing!

11.What is your favorite crag food? 

Peanut butter and bananas

12.Who is your climbing role model?

I really think Lynn Hill is amazing, she is a total badass and a great role model for women climbers to look up to (go read

her book “Climbing Free” if you haven’t already!)

Bonus round!!

1. Dog or cat?

Oh man…. I love both, but I’ll say dog!

2. If you had to pick a famous person to climb with who would it be? 

Joe Kinder. Hands down.

3. What is a weird habit that you have?

My husband claims that my weird habit is that I peel bananas the wrong way

4. What is your favorite book?

Anything by Augusten Burroughs or David Sedaris 5. What is something from your bucket list?

I would love to go climb in the Grampians and Rocklands!

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