Lisa Rands Slideshow - Climbing Magazine

Lisa Rands Slideshow


Join us on May 2nd, 2009 at Looking Glass Outfitters & Brevard Rock Gym for a slideshow with Lisa Rands. Come hear tales of climbing around the globe from one of the world's top rockclimbers. Doors open at 6:30pm and the slideshow starts at 7:00pm. Tickets $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Climbers Coalition. This is Lisa's only stop in NC!Looking Glass Outfitters 69 Hendersonville Hwy Ste 1 Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 828.884.5854

About Lisa Rands: Lisa Rands is one of the most accomplished women climbers in the world. She is famed for her groundbreaking achievements in bouldering, traditional free climbing, and in the competitive arena. Lisa is an inspiration to a new generation of women climbers with her dynamic style, and her bold, gutsy ascents of climbs previously regarded as only "for the guys." Lisa blasted to public attention with her phenomenal bouldering prowess. The only American woman to win an international bouldering event, Lisa took two first-place finishes in her first year on the international circuit attaining the rank of number one in the world. She also blitzed outdoor climbing competitions such as the Phoenix BoulderBlast and the Triple Crown with comprehensive wins. Looking beyond the competition circuit, Lisa's quest for adventure has taken her around the world. Amid the towering granite spires of Patagonia she made a super-fast all-free ascent of Saint Exupery Spire. On the revered gritstone cliffs of England, Lisa threw herself into the death-defying mental challenge of "hard grit" climbing, completing the terrifying and spectacular End of the Affair (E8) at Curbar Edge, in October 2004. With this ascent she became the first woman ever to climb a traditional E8, a grade of difficulty previously the domain of the male elite. Known throughout the world for her exceptional talent, Lisa is also recognized for her modest personality and friendly demeanor off the rock – truly an inspiration to everyone she meets.

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