KAI LIGHTNER 'Silver Medalist' at the 2016 Youth World Climbing Championships
In Honor of 'Martin Luther King', we proudly introduce Kai Lightner, one of America's most influential rock climbers on the scene today. "I obviously knew going into it, I was doing something different, especially in my community. It was a big deal I was doing it because no one rock climbed. And the way out typically in an African American community is by being a basketball player. Or a football player. Doing sports along those lines. So by being a rock climber, I was definitely being outside the box."