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Kat Floyd

Kat-FloydI've spent most of my life in Wisconsin, growing up in Wyalusing, a little town near the Mississippi River. My parents still live there and I love going home to visit and wander/run through the woods and around the beautiful Wyalusing State Park with my dog, Wrigley. I have always been athletic and participated in a variety of sports including track, swimming and gymnastics in high school. After high school I wanted to learn more about city life, so I spent four years just north of Chicago obtaining my bachelors degree in Art Theory and Practice and Pre-Medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. In college I started playing rugby and rock climbing. Many of my weekends, spring, winter and summer breaks were spent either playing rugby or traveling to a climbing destination. Although I still love rugby, senior year of college a bad head and neck injury during a game convinced me to turn my focus away from playing it.

After college I still didn't really know what I wanted to do when I grew up. I have held many different jobs including an EMT, a bicycle mechanic, a fabric saleswoman, and a climbing gym employee. I stuck with the ones I enjoyed and am now a paramedic working for a local hospital, an AMGA Single Pitch Climbing Instructor and the Adaptive Climbing Coordinator at Boulders Climbing Gym. I love climbing because it requires a combination of ballet-like movement, explosive power and intensive mental sequences. No matter how long or how hard you climb, there is always something new to learn.

Enjoying the outdoors has always been a passion of mine, and I am love sharing that passion with others by taking them into the wilds of Devil's Lake and helping them climb!

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If you're ready to go climbing, Devils Lake Climbing Guides is ready to make it happen. We run Devils Lake climbing trips and courses seven days a week, weather permitting, April through November. If the daily high is at least 50F, then it's warm enough to go rock climbing in Wisconsin!

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
Baraboo, WI 53913
608.616.5076