What other hobbies/interests or passions do you have?
I am a two wheel junky! Before I started climbing, I raced XC mountain bikes and road bikes. I competed at a collegiate level while in school, then climbing took hold and I gave up the racing scene but never lost the passion. These days, while I still love pedalling, I prefer riding dirt bikes. Find me shredding gnarly trails or on multi-day long dual sport moto camping trips.
Which 3 emojis describe you best?
What’s an emoji? Is that a kind of fruit? Sounds tasty.
What or who inspires you?
The most psyched, positive person at the crag is who inspires me. It couldn’t matter to me less what grade or route this person is on but whoever is out there trying their hardest and having a blast with it is my hero for the day. That’s what it’s all about. We all have bad days, but the person who can leave that in the car and show up to the crag with a smile and a yeehaw try hard attitude is the one who’s doing it right, the one I want to emulate.
Tell us about your dream vacation
My dream vacation is whatever my next climbing trip is. I’m not a fan of just dreaming of this vacation or that. When I get psyched on a trip idea, I tend to just do it, consequences be damned. I’ve been lucky to climb in something like 15 countries around the world and I’m just getting started.So my dream vacation? Wherever I am right now.
Favorite post-send meal
Big juicy hamburger followed by a Double-stuff Butterfinger Blizzard.
What are your long-term climbing goals?
To be climbing long-term! My goal is to be that weird eccentric 80 year-old dude warming up on your project. Second to that, I’ve always had this ‘trifecta of sendage’ goal since I started climbing… 5.14 redpoint, 5.13 onsight, 5.13 trad. As of right now, I’m one letter grade off of each of those goals. Guess with a little try hard it’ll be time to rewrite my goals.
“Have fun, try hard, SMILE!”