Member Spotlight: July 2016

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Lisa Garnett

Member since 2004

How did you start climbing?
Lisa: I started climbing by taking the Tacoma Mountaineers basic climbing class in 1996.

Why do you climb at Edgeworks?
Lisa: It keeps me in shape for outdoor adventures. Edgeworks encompasses a great community of climbers making it a fun place to exercise and make friends. Another reason I climb at Edgeworks is for the yoga classes.

Where is your favorite place to climb outside?
Lisa: I cannot chose just one. Yosemite minus the crowds, the Wind River range in Wyoming, and the North Cascades .

What do you do when you’re not climbing?
Lisa: I work as an Occupational Therapist at St Joseph Hospital. Tending to my bee hives, garden, dog and cat keeps me pretty busy. I love kayaking, biking, hiking and photography.

What are some interesting facts you’d like to share with the Edgeworks community?
Lisa: I grew up in Los Angeles but spent most of my summers in Chehalis. They are very different worlds. I try to keep retired climbing jackets or sleeping bags in my car in case I see someone on the street who looks cold. I’ve given a couple away. Its kind of fun and I recommend folks who have extra jackets or cold weather gear give it a try.

Which do you prefer: top rope, lead, or bouldering?
Lisa: Leading in my comfort zone which varies depending the kind of climbing shape I am in. I will gladly top rope anything, but it just is not a satisfying day without at least 1 good lead.

What’s your go-to route grade?
Lisa: 5.9. 10a. 10b.