Kai Lightner

Kai Lightner

Kai Lightner is a professional rock climber who started climbing at age 6 and became the Open/Adult Lead Climbing National Champion at age 15. Throughout his career he has won 12 National Championships (2 adult; 10 youth), 5 Pan American Championships (1 adult; 4 youth), and 1 Youth World Championship. Outside, he is credited with climbing his first 5.14c/8C+, Southern Smoke at age 13, and Era Vella (5.14d/9a) at age 15. 

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