Madaleine Sorkin is a professional climber known for her prowess at the crags and on difficult free big walls. She’s always looking to up her game as well as coach other climbers to meet their goals. Sorkin has established difficult free climbs from California to Jordan to Kyrgyzstan, redpointed traditional 5.13+ routes at 14,000 feet on the Diamond of Longs Peak, Colorado, and freed 35-pitch VI routes on El Capitan in Yosemite.
Looking back at her achievements and failures, Mad says her ability to stay committed is linked to how in tune she is with her emotional and physical state. Madaleine is a certified rock guide through the American Mountain Guides Association.