What other hobbies/interests or passions do you have?
I am a country boy at heart so when I’m not climbing you’re liable to find me hunting or fishing in the woods, riding my four wheeler, tearing things up on my tractor or building something around my property like a new addition to my climbing gym. I am also a super nerd for photography and videography and spend a lot of time shooting and editing climbing media.
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!”