Kate Rutherford

climbing is art

I think climbing is a most incredible physically creative way to get up close and personal with the environment and the beauty that surrounds us. It is up to us to take action and save that beauty!

Scrambling Around the World

I am a professional climber, artist, advocate for wilderness and eater of leafy organic greens and president of  Farm To Crag. My passion for climbing has taken me all over the world including first ascents on Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Kenya and Venezuela, a free ascent of El Capitan’s Free Rider and I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing organizations, including Patagonia, La Sportiva, Edelrd, Black Diamond, Clif Bar, the Access Fund, and the American Alpine club. The combination of climbing, a biology degree from the Colorado College, rural homesteading in Alaska, subsistence hunting and fishing, carrots from Mom’s garden, and watching organic regenerative agriculture’s ability to combat climate change, has led me to co-found Farm to Crag. It is the perfect blend of climbing, stories, farms, maps, organic greens, environmental activism, and dinner parties!

Hope you join us at Farm To Crag!

Cheers, kate

Career Highlights:

Mate Porro y Todo Lo Demas, North Pillar, 900m 6c Fitz Roy, Argentina w/ Sorkin
Completing the 7 summits of the Fitz Roy Skyline, Argentine, Patagonia
The Washington Route, First Ascent 5.10 A2 50°, Fitz Roy, Argentina w/ Schaefer
Freerider, El Cap VI 5.12+ Yosemite, CA w/Sorkin
War and Poetry, VI 5.12 A0 Ulamatorsuaq, Greenland w/Caton
Keeper of the Flame, 5.13 Yosemite, CA
Optimator, 5.13 Indian Creek, UT


Making it possible: