Mary Catherine Eden (a.k.a. @tradprincess) is a rock climber, photographer, painter and lover of the great outdoors. Mary has always been interested in adventure sports, such as skiing, kayaking, and hiking. However, when she moved to Moab, Utah, rock climbing was a game changer for her.
Mary enjoys all forms of rock climbing, but is known for her achievements in trad.
She has climbed all over the world, but her favourite spots right now are the White Rim of Canyonlands, the Superstition Mountains in Arizona and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Mary’s amazing climbing achievements include sending Belly Full of Bad Berries (5.13), The Crack House (5.13), The Mechanical Bull (5.13), Tricks Are For Kids (5.13), PBR (5.13), Iron Sharpen Iron (5.13) and Necronomicon (5.14a).
But overall, Mary thinks that climbing is all about good times and having fun! Woo!
When Mary isn’t climbing, she spends her time reading, painting, taking photos, horseback riding, canyoneering and salsa dancing.
“In short, rock climbing is my jam – I love the community, the challenge, the growth, and everything else that comes with it. And if you’re a climber, my advice is to enjoy the ride, try new things, and never stop having fun!”
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Photo Credit: Photo by Kaya (@onechicktravels)
Photo Credit: Photo by Sam Foreman