Libby Sauter – Climber

Libby’s love of rock climbing was soundly cemented by the age of 13 after a nature camp introduced her to top roping. Following a break in climbing to focus on her university studies, she secured a coveted spot on Yosemite Search and Rescue team and while working there, honed her big wall skills completing numerous multi­day as well as several In­-a-­day ascents of Yosemite’s big walls. She ended her tenure on YOSAR by completing the El Cap/Half Dome link up going Valley to Valley in just under 24 hours. Libby currently works for the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance in the Middle East while still dedicating a large percent of her time to climbing. In between trips to the Middle East, Libby has climbed around the world. From ascents in the French Alps to putting up new sport routes in Mexico, from ground up FA’s of sea towers on Thailand’s Andaman Sea to European sport destinations like Ceuse and Kalymnos, Libby continues to push herself in all aspects of climbing.

  • RN and Ropes Rescue Technician for Yosemite Search and Rescue
  • Half Dome & El Capitan Link up – valley to valley
  • First all female two routes on El Capitan in a Day (Nose and Lurking Fear)
  • FA of Cenizas a Cenizas, 5.11 A3, 4000 in Northern Patagonia
  • Female speed record on the Nose and also Lurking Fear on El Capitan
  • Working as a Nurse Educator for Pediatric Heart Surgery in Benghazi, Libya
UPCOMING adventures
  • Lots of hushed plans for 2015 in the Sierras and Yosemite, of course! Stay tuned!
  • But also continuing my work as a nurse educator for the W.N. Global Cardiac Alliance in war torn countries and partnering with the Himalayan Cataract Project to spread the much needed eye care to the pediatric field in Central Africa and Asia!


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