“International Trad Technician.” 2009.
“ ‘Trad climbing is the perfect merger of brain, body, and heart,’ says Majka Burhardt, 32, of Colorado. Her love of that trifecta has lead Burhardt to develop new routes in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Colorado. But the first cliff at which Burhardt climbed was Taylor’s Falls, Minnesota, during her summer camp’s Adventure Day when she was only 8. ‘Picture a 30-foot cliff, a bowline, and a swami belt . . . and the camp director braced behind a boulder on top belaying off his waist . . .’ ”