Kate Rutherford

Age: 28, Years climbing: 10, Hometown: black sprinter van, Favorite product: MYTHOS WOMEN'S


Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

cracks are my favorite

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

I've always worn Sportivas, and I have been on the team for 2 years.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I would love to free El Cap, climb Fitz Roy and learn how to boulder.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I grew up in a cabin in the AK bush, and am still fairly normal.

Do you have any vices?


What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

I like things to be beautiful, in a simple natural way. It makes me happy when the lines I climb are pretty and the vegetables I buy are pretty, ...

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

again, it is the beauty, I know that might sound boring.... bur really.

What is your favorite movie?

the Princess Bride

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

no nicknames

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

I had to make a power point presentation for Advanced Ecolology, at the Colorado College... and I stayed up all night, maybe 2 days. That was when I first learned I couldn't breath while I talked in front of people.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Montana.... My grandmother really wanted to name me Montana

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

avocado and cheese and salt and pepper sandwich.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?


What really scares you about climbing?


If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

I don't really want a movie of my life, it would be kinda boring...

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Yosemite valley

Have no food or have no gasoline?

no gasoline, I get really grumpy without food

Do you wish you had sexier feet?