About Skiy Detray
I grew up on a farm in Spokane Washington thirsting for adventure as early as 8 years old when I did my first solo overnight camping trip. I began climbing in earnest during collage throughout Montana, California, and Utah. Unsatisfied with my professional direction at 24 I tried out for Air Force Pararescue, for which I served 6 years as a Pararescueman. This hardened my resolve and sharpened my reflexes for my burning desire to become an alpinist. At the age of 30 I bought a van and moved to Yosemite securing a spot on the Yosemite Valley Search and Rescue Team. For four summers I cut my teeth surrounded by world class climbers, during this time I was transformed into a granite climbing machine, mastering cracks and big walls. In the winters I honed my ice and mixed climbing game. Now with 30 el cap ascents to include 5 speed records, the ability to climb A5, 5.12 trad and WI 6, I feel ready and stoked to take it all to the greater ranges! Most recently, Canadian Alik Berg and I forged "Illusions of the Raven" on the East Face of the Moose's Tooth 5.9, A4, WI 4R 5500 feet which required every trick in the book!