Kai Lightner
Kai Lightner

Kai Lightner

Born: August 21, 1999
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 155 lbs
Began Climbing: 2006

Kai Lightner has been an active competition climber since the age of 7, when he attended his first Youth National championship.  Since that time he has earned 9 National championship titles, 3 Pan American titles, and 1 Youth World championship title.  Kai won his first adult national championship title at the age of 15, the youngest age eligible to compete.  Kai has a passion for indoor competitive climbing and enjoys “pushing his limits” through outdoor sport climbing.  He has climbed numerous 5.14 graded routes, reaching a new milestone April 2015 with his ascent of Era Vella (5.14d) in Margalef, Spain.  He aims to continue tackling new outdoor challenges, and competing in international climbing competitions.


Climbed 9a, Era Vella (Margalef, Spain-4/2015)

1st Place Open, 2015 SCS National Championship, March 28-29, 2015 (Watertown, MA)

1st Place Youth A, 2015 ABS National Championship, February 6-7, 2015 (Madison, WI)

1st Place Youth B, 2014 Pan American Championship (Sport), November 26-30, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico)

1st Place Youth B, 2014 IFSC Youth World Championship, September 20-23, 2014 (Noumea, NC)

1st Place Youth B, SCS 2014 Youth National Championship, July 10-13, 2014 (Atlanta, GA)

1st Place Open, The Ring of Fire Final Round (Sport), May 3, 2014 (Watertown, MA)

1st Place Open, The Ring of Fire Round 1 (Sport), Mar 15, 2014 (Glastonbury, CT)

1st Place Youth B, ABS 2014 Youth National Championship, Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014 (Colorado Springs, CO)

1st Place Youth B, SCS 2013 Youth National Championship, July 4-7, 2013 (Atlanta, GA)

1st Place Youth C, SCS 2012 Youth National Championship, July 5-8, 2012 (Atlanta, GA)

1st Place Youth C, ABS 13 Youth National Championship, Mar 2-4, 2012 (Colorado Springs, CO)

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