Madaleine Sorkin: Climbing 5.14 On The Diamond

Doors: 7:00 PM

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Madaleine Sorkin is a rock climber living creatively with her wife on an off-grid property near the Black Canyon National Park in Colorado.  Mad is drawn to free climbing long, difficult rock walls from the Rockies to Yosemite, and internationally as far as Kyrgyzstan, Patagonia and Jordan. Mad has climbed up to 5.14 above 13,000 feet on the Diamond of Longs Peak. She has made several first or early free ascents on remote rock walls as well as first female ascents or first female team ascents.

Mad is a certified AMGA Rock Guide and enjoys coaching climbers to engage their performance edge.  In 2018, impacted by climbing-related tragedies in her community, Mad founded The Climbing Grief Fund (CGF) in partnership with the American Alpine Club.  CGF works to evolve the conversation around grief in the climbing community and connect individuals to effective mental health professionals and resources.  For more information, please visit: The Climbing Grief Fund and watch Henna Taylor’s award-winning film A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground.

Photo credit: Henna Taylor (

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