What is Your Next Wall?
Whether you want to redpoint a challenging climb or climb with a certified guide, Madaleine enjoys working with climbers of all levels and is available as a guide or coach. She holds an AMGA Rock Guide certification (the highest American rock guide certification) and has maintained a Wilderness First Responder certification since 2002.
Madaleine is an elite big wall free climber inspired to continually engage her next wall and coach climbers to meet theirs. She has established difficult free climbs from California to Kyrgyzstan, redpointing traditional routes at 5.13+ on 35-pitch routes on El Capitan in Yosemite and the Diamond of Longs Peak, Colorado at 14,000 feet. Looking back at any achievement or failure, Madaleine sees her ability to stay committed to a climb as linked to her ability to pay close attention, attend to her emotional and physical body, and select an appropriate response to each arising challenge.
Customized multi-pitch, guided climbing experiences are offered throughout Colorado. Madaleine also guides seasonally in Red Rocks, Nevada and can travel to numerous other climbing areas if you have a dream climb elsewhere.
Coaching sessions with Madaleine can focus on mental fitness, movement and technical skills and range from a single day out to a progression of days or an ongoing basis. A trend in climbing is to emphasize physical strength as the means to improve as a climber. Madaleine aims to take a more balanced approach in her coaching, supporting climbers to use their existing strength efficiently throughout a climb, as well as improving the climber’s attention on the task at hand and their ability to commit throughout a series of difficult moves or above the last piece of protection.
Sport and trad climbers at all ability levels and experience are welcome to work with Madaleine. Additionally, she works with partners and couples to strengthen the partnership in areas such as communication and support, trust with lead falling and catching, efficiency and goal setting.
MAD SENSEI PERFORMANCE CAMP
Designed for the experienced climber dedicated to meeting their performance edge, Madaleine and Coach Justen Sjong bring you these multi-day Mental Fitness Camps. Born out of a desire to support climbers to become more confident leading sport & trad routes with less mental stress, these intensive coaching days focus on redpoint and onsight ability through individualized, during-the-climb feedback. To maximize one-on-one coaching, these camps are capped at 6 participants.