Katie Lawler

Katie Lawler
Katie Lawler, 27, grew up in Portland, Oregon, although she did not pick up climbing until moving to the Midwest. Learning to boulder in the gym, Katie quickly became hooked and shifted her athletic efforts to climbing. Primarily a boulderer, she enjoys both competing indoors as well as climbing outside. Katie has placed at numerous competitions in the Midwest, and has competed twice at ABS, the National Bouldering competition. Her outside accomplishments include climbing multiple v9s, as well as establishing a few FFAs (Female First Ascents) in the Midwest.

Katie is passionate about climbing for the many avenues it allows her to cultivate; travel, adventure, mentoring younger climbers and instilling good stewardship for nature. Before climbing, Katie was always an athlete growing up competing in soccer, swimming, track and field, and water polo.

Outside of climbing, Katie enjoys cross training with weight lifting, drawing, painting and cooking. Katie is a healthcare IT consultant during the day. Her goals for the future include improving her competition performance, as well as climbing v10. Her favorite Mike's Mix product is the whey protein, for its flexibility in smoothies, banana pancakes, and apple muffins.
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