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What is Brette Harrington’s net worth?


Brette Harrington is one of the best female trad climbers and free soloists.

She gained fame after being the first to free solo the 2,500-foot 5.11a route Chiaro di Luna in Patagonia. Harrington is also known for opening bold new ski lines.


Brette Harrington was born in 1992.

She grew up on the shores of Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

At age 2, her parents strapped skis to her feet. 

At age 5, Harrington was slalom racing. 

At 16, Brette switched to slopestyle, a form of downhill skiing.

In 2008, Harrington moved to New Hampshire to attend boarding school, where she joined the school climbing team.

At 19, Brette moved to Spain to climb its limestone canyons.


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In 2014, she made the second female ascent of The Shadow 5.13.

The First Free-Solo Ascent Of Chiaro Di Luna, Patagonia

On February 22, 2015, Harrington completed the first free-solo ascent of the 2,500-foot Chiaro di Luna.

In 2016, Brette established two new lines on Great Sail Peak.

“I envision my climbing continuing on this curvy path, taking me to distant mountains and new faces,” she told Climbing.

In 2016, she was featured in Reel Rock 11, an annual film tour that showcases adventure and climbing films.


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In 2017, Brette, with Drew Smith and Mayan Smith-Gobat, made a failed attempt on Torre Central del Paine. “We hope to come back to the climb,” Harrington said.

In May 2018, she and Rose Pearson completed a new route on Mt. Blane—Life Compass. No fixed protection was left on the 980 meters climb.

“Climbing with Brette was great,” Rose Pearson said at the time. “Everything fell into place even though both times we only made our plans after 5 p.m. the night before.”

In 2021, Brette and Elliott Bernhagen climbed El Corazon (5.13b), El Capitan.

In September 2022, Harrington, Matilda Söderlund, and Sasha DiGiulian made the first female ascent on route Rayu in Picos de Europa.

“So proud of this team and all the effort that went into this climb,” Brette wrote on her Instagram.

In 2023, Harrington climbed 270-metre 5.13d in Italy.


Brette Harrington was in a relationship with alpinist Marc-André Leclerc.

Leclerc was known for playing Enya on his headphones while climbing.

“I loved Marc so much,” Harrington told Los Angeles Times. She added: “I didn’t even know you could love someone that much.”

The two started seeing each other when she was 20 and he was 19.

Brette met Marc-André in Squamish in 2012 through a climbing friend. Leclerc had gotten into climbing after reading a book his mom gave him during childhood.

“As a person, Marc is just such a beautiful person and very unique,” Brette told Manny The Movie Guy. “He listened to super eccentric music, really fast-paced, but then he was also very calm like at night he would read, so he had these two extreme energies from like super high and fast to like very calm and slow and thoughtful, so he was kind of everything in between, and I just loved him.”

In 2018, Marc-André Leclerc died after climbing an ascent in Alaska. He was fatally swept away by an avalanche with his friend Ryan Johnson. 

The Alpinist


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The Alpinist is a documentary that tells the story of Leclerc’s life and death at age 25. It won a Sports Emmy in the category of “outstanding long documentary.”

The documentary was co-directed by Nick Rosen and Peter Mortimer. 

“I think that the producers and the directors did a really good job of trying to capture his personality,” Harrington said in an interview with Gig Patta. “It’s impossible to really know somebody unless you live with them to like portray that in a film, so I think they did the best they could, and I think Marc would be proud of it.”


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Brette Harrington – Net Worth

So, how much is Brette Harrington worth?

Harrington earned most of her wealth from her career as a professional rock climber.

“It is a constant evaluation process, and in doing it, opportunities for solutions present themselves,” she explained for HuffPost about climbing.

She is an ambassador for Protect Our Winters. Other big names include Beth Rodden, Conrad Anker, and Tommy Caldwell.

Some of Harrington’s sponsors include – North Face, La Sportiva North America, DMM, Mammut North America, Trail Butter Nut Butters, and Grade VII Climbing Equipment.

Therefore, Brette Harrington has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

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