Paige Claassen Interview: Thoughts on Climbing, Starting a Non Profit and Having a Family

Paige Claassen is one of the strongest, understated climbers of her generation. For the past decade she has dispatched with some of the hardest routes in the world – and doesn’t gloat about it. What’s always struck me about Paige is her eye and desire to try meaningful climbs – beautiful, historical, stiff – they are always “king lines” in my opinion.

She recently got married to a South African (happy almost one year anniversary Paige!) so naturally I wanted to know when she was going to have kids…ha! In all seriousness though, she’s also recently started a non profit and I wanted to know what her life looks like now and how she envisions it in the future. She was kind enough to open up about all of that and more. I hope you enjoy!

3 Responses to Paige Claassen Interview: Thoughts on Climbing, Starting a Non Profit and Having a Family

  1. Hilton Davies Apr 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Everything about this…just fantastic..!

  2. Warren Gans Apr 20, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    The title of this article (I mean both this and the original article), coupled with the questions makes for in interesting read: Paige never mentions starting a family, but the interviewer harps on about it

  3. MClay Apr 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

    The interviewer is (only) Beth Rodden and the content is original to her blog; a blog which features a lot of personal content from Beth about being a female climber and having a family. Knowing that, and the fact that Beth and Paige are long-time friends, gives some context to the questions.

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