Brette Harrington

Sport

Climb

Hometown

South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Hometown

South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Sport

Climb

Bold and determined, Brette’s approach towards climbing has always been an amalgamation of wonder, emotion and strategy. Brette’s brave, yet calculated first ascents and solos show her true grit - the stuff legends are made of. Among friends and family, Brette is loved for her genuine patience and sincerity, always inquiring about others rather than talking about herself. She is a well-rounded climber with a passion for freeing climbs. Despite being a technician with movement, Brette is known for her unique experience from living on a portaledge for nearly two years to her frequent midnight rappels in the alpine and her ability to improvise quickly. Her board vision and creative choice of routes stimulate her soul.

Achievements

  • First ascent Sound of Silence M8, WI5, 1100m, east face of Mount Fay, the Canadian Rockies with Ines Papert and Luca Lindič, 2019
  • First ascent Shaa Téix’i, 11a, 1300m on the west face of Devils Paw with Gabe Hayden, Alaska, USA, 2018
  • First ascent Life Compass 10a, M4+, 900m, the Canadian Rockies with Rose Pearson, 2018
  • First ascent The Northwest Turret of Great Sail Peak, 13a A2, 1100m, Baffin Island, Canada with Marc-André Leclerc and Joshua Lavigne, 2016
  • First ascent Hidden Dragon 12c, 500m, Chinese Puzzle Wall, Canadian North Cascades with Marc-André Leclerc, 2016
  • First ascent Crouching Tiger 12b, 500m, Chinese Puzzle Wall, Canadian North Cascades with Caro North and Chris Kalman, 2018

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The Sound Of Silence, M8, WI5

The Sound Of Silence, M8, WI5

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The Electric Edge

The Electric Edge

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