Katie Paulson

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Climbing first caught Katie’s attention as an awkward teenage tomboy and over the last 15 or so years has evolved into her greatest passion. Katie began guiding with She Moves Mountains last spring and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this company.  Her favorite clinics to teach are Leading Trad, Crack Technique and, of course the Yoga and Climbing Retreats!

Whether you’re a beginner, looking to experience outdoor climbing for the first time, someone looking to hone specific skills with the support of a guide, or a visiting climber in need of a stoked and attentive belayer, Katie will cultivate the day out to fit your needs.  Her specialties include crack technique, traditional climbing and introduction to outdoor for new climbers.

Each day of private guiding comes with exciting scientific conversation regarding the local geology... free of charge!  Katie is also a certified yoga instructor, ask her about including climbing specific yoga to our guiding day.

Contact katie to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people


Climbing Highlights:

  • Beckey-Chouinard- 5.10+, trad/alpine, 2,000ft, 15 pitches, Grade IV: South Howser Tower, Bugaboos, BC

  • West Face of Colchuck Balanced Rock- 5.11 C0, trad/alpine, 9 pitches, Grade IV: Leavenworth, Wa.

  • Solid Gold- 5.11-, trad/alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III: Leavenworth, Wa

  • Serenity to Sons of Yesterday- 5.10d, trad, 7 pitches: Yosemite Valley, Ca


  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

  • Wilderness First Responder


  • Smith Rock: April 1- May 31

  • Washington State destinations: June 14- August 31

  • Smith Rock: September/October