About Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson has been climbing since the early ‘90s, and has enjoyed all aspects of the sport from bouldering to high altitude mountaineering. He has climbed extensively throughout the US, and is strongly attracted to the aesthetics of climbing – the quality of movement, and the climb’s setting. In the rock climbing realm, Mike has climbed 5.14s in several states, and regularly onsights 5.13. Mike particularly enjoys free-climbing long multi-pitch routes which he views as the ultimate crucible for testing his skills. Mike has established many long free routes up to grade VI in Zion, Yosemite, and the Wind Rivers. His most notable first free ascents include The Thunderbird Wall (5.13a, VI), Touchstone Wall (5.13b, IV), and Spaceshot (5.13a, IV) in Zion National Park, and Arcturus (5.13b, VI) on Yosemeite’s Half Dome. Mike is also a writer and photographer, recently publishing The Rock Climber’s Training Manual. Mike is married to Janelle Anderson, and has two sons Lucas and Axel.