About Janelle Anderson
Janelle Anderson grew up in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and developed an early love for anything outdoors. As soon as she could walk, she was climbing mountains. She became an expert skier on the slopes of Telluride (before it blew up), and learned to climb ice in Ouray. She has climbed numerous difficult alpine routes in the Tetons, Rocky Mountains, Canada, and Alaska. In 2003, she made the first female ascent of the Devil’s Thumb in the remote backcountry of the Alaskan panhandle. Recently she has focused on high-end rock climbing, and is an authority on climbing training, especially for women. She has repointed up to 5.13 and flashed 5.12+. Janelle is married to Mike Anderson, and has two sons Lucas (12) and Axel (9). She has mastered the art of maintaining a climbing career in the face of motherhood, and has advised numerous prospective climber-moms on the subject.