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She Moves Mountains was founded at Smith Rock State Park in July of 2017.
We exist to empower and educate women (cis, trans) through technical outdoor clinics and community events.
While are focus is on women, we welcome all gender minorities who feel comfortable in a space that centers women.
After years of climbing all over the United States and Patagonia, Lizzy started She Moves Mountains as a means to confront the lack of female presence in the climbing and professional guiding world.
Genevive grew up 30 minutes from the Gunks but spent most of her life unaware of the climbing destination in her backyard. In college, a friend took her night climbing there, and her world was forever changed.
Maiza grew up in the Brazilian Amazon before coming to the US as a teenager, and since finding climbing she’s charged quickly through the grades and onto the cover of Climbing magazine. When she’s not busy crushing routes, she’s often hard at work developing new ones near her home in Montana.
When Brie taught herself to climb in her early 20’s, she fell in love with the serenity and focus of climbing. That led her to explore other vertical realms like mountaineering, ice climbing, caving, and canyoneering. She always dreamed of guiding people into the mountains but lacked the community and confidence to see herself as worthy of being a guide; she put that dream aside for twenty years. Brie came out about her gender identity three years ago, and that was the catalyst that reignited her desire to be a climbing instructor.
Diem (Zim) is passionate about rock climbing and the outdoors. She first started climbing while working in Yosemite National Park as an environmental educator and backpacking guide. She fell in love with the beautiful places and the community that come hand in hand with climbing.
With a resume that boasts over a dozen years of climbing Katie has more experience than anyone else on the team. Katie can be found casually jogging twenty plus miles, free soloing up Castle Rock, climbing 5.12 cracks, or cuddling her dog Morrison.
Cathy is a first-generation Chinese American from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She discovered climbing in college, at the same time that she discovered the joys of camping, backpacking, and all things outdoors. Fueled by insatiable stoke, she sought out mentorship wherever she could find it.
Amber’s life is driven by her curiosity. As a young person, Amber was curious about Central Asia, geopolitics, and foreign language. She traveled the world and made home in Turkey and Tajikistan. In 2016, Amber began her career as a professional climbing instructor. Amber is dedicated to community building, honest communication, and interactive learning. She looks forward to playing outside with you!
Nichole was introduced to climbing at a young age, following her dad up granite trad routes. This is still her favorite style of climbing, especially when alpine peaks are involved! Originally from New Hampshire, Nichole migrated west to work as a backpacking guide in Yosemite. There she honed her granite crack climbing skills, ticking routes all over the Valley and surrounding high country.
Growing up an hour and a half from the Red River Gorge, Holly had always been captivated by climbers and climbing culture. When she went to college, she knew it had to be somewhere that would enable her to meet friends and learn all of the outdoor activities. Living in Boulder, she fell hard into climbing and pursued it as a means to access more routes in the alpine.
Sarah is a quiet crusher who excels at everything she attempts. A thoughtful individual, she likes to start the day with climbers asking for their intention and works with them to not simply get to the top of a climb but to learn and grow as individuals.
Having grown up exploring the snowy peaks surrounding Seattle, Kara is most at home in the outdoors. She began her instructing career teaching skiing, kiteboarding and environmental education. While in graduate school, she rediscovered rock climbing and hasn’t looked back. Exploring the mountains via rock and snow has opened up a whole new world of adventure and community that she hopes to share.