"Clay Wadman's work has been published in National Geographic, The American Alpine Journal, Alpinist, Climbing, Rock and Ice and Vertical magazines as well as in a number of books.

Born in Boulder Colorado in 1965 Clay Wadman grew up backpacking throughout the Rocky Mountains.  By High School he discovered El Dorado Canyon and immersed himself in the endless rock climbing of Boulders Front Range.  Over the following decade bigger objectives led to climbing extensively in both Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Parks, traveling abroad for expeditions to Nepal and South America and guiding on Denali in Alaska.


After completing the first alpine winter ascent of the SW Ridge of Ama Dablam in Nepal, he became a recipient of a AAC Youth Mountaineering Grant and thus began a two year quest to establish an Alaska Grade V route on Alaska's Mount Huntington.  Other notable ascents include a solo winter first ascent on the Diamond, a new Grade VI big wall route on Mount Hooker, and more recently new routes on Mount Thor and Mount Vishnu both in the Grand Canyon.


Clay now lives in Telluride with his wife and border collie Suzy, where he enjoys bolting routes on the valleys conglomerate walls, and during the spring and fall, exploring the remote desert canyons of the desert southwest.