Katie Lambert

Age: 34, Years climbing: 18, Hometown: Bishop, CA, Favorite product: MIURA VS


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

I have grabbed a fair share of nylon jugs, gotten knocked over by a few pads blowing in the wind, and french freed my way up some desperate cracks.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

For five happy years

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Free climb El Cap Onsight 8a Top out Thriller Red-point 8c+ to maintain longevity in this sport

Do you have a claim to fame?

I have been heard to say more than once, "I know I look short, but I actually climb tall."

Do you have any vices?

Puff pastries, toasted cheese, and some other really weird ones that I better not mention.

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

Long days, beautiful places, good rock, aesthetic lines, trying hard, enjoying the process.

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

Trying to catch up to the average european teenager

What is your favorite movie?

Currently it's Spring Breakers

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Sparky....most likely because I'm short and sassy

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

24 hours and counting having an unplanned bivy in the rain.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Arugula, zucchini, goat cheese, sriracha and tortillas

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

Montage, something similar to Baraka

What really scares you about climbing?

Runout choss

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

Big Time

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

In a stone cabin, by a river in a valley filled with amazing rock with some goats, chickens and a pony!

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gas, I can walk anywhere.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Nah, my feet tell a pretty good story.