Ann Raber first saw climbing when she worked as a mental health counselor for a wilderness therapy program in Colorado. Try as she might, she could not figure out how they got the rope up there! When she went climbing for the first time herself on the short limestone bluffs of central Texas, she figured it out and started leading and progressing immediately. Ann has followed climbing ever since, traveling the world to clip bolts, plug cams, and wrestle pebbles. She follows an annual circuit of seasonal climbing, getting high with great friends on the granite of the East Sierra, the limestone of southern Utah, and the sandstone landscapes of South Africa, among others. As a powerful climber and accomplished boulderer who loves to sport climb, Ann carries a short, sturdy rope for dogging projects, and a long light line for red points.