Date of Birth:
St. Louis Park, MN; Living in Las Vegas, NV
What is your primary means of adventure, AKA what gets you most psyched?
What gets me the most psyched is having the ability to get myself outside and enjoying the outdoors, and being able to physically push myself in whatever I am trying to do.
Describe 5 climbs, trips, or moments that have defined you as a mountain athlete:
- My 2 month trip to rocklands in South Africa, where I made 80 bouldering First Ascents and climbed my hardest boulder problem.
- Traveling to Spain for a month and getting the worst weather imaginable, but still making the most of the trip, and in the end I managed to have a lot of fun.
- My first bouldering trip ever was to the Buttermilks in July and for the first time ever realizing there is a thing called, “good conditions, and bad conditions”.
- Living in Hueco Tanks, TX the entire season of winter ‘03‐’04 and learning so much about sending hard boulder problems.
- Traveling to Switzerland for a month.
Describe your most memorable night in the mountains:
Wandering down from Lone pine peak with a dead headlamp and one dying headlamp and it taking forever. Then making it back to the car and a midnight Mcdonalds meal being a true treat because of how hungry we were.
What has scared or intimidated you as a mountain athlete?
What has scared me the most is climbing with CAMP athlete Rob Pizem in Zion.
What would your adventure partners be most surprised to learn about you from before the time when they met you?
I think They’d be surprised to know that even though my focus and notoriety is for bouldering and sport climbing; is that actually my most memorable days of my climbing career are in the mountains doing easy ridge climbs that take all day long.
What are your top 5 all‐time favorite pieces of CAMP equipment?
Why are you a CAMP athlete?
I am a CAMP Athlete because I want to be a part of a company that makes the top quality gear in the climbing industry, and goes the extra mile to make sure we are well taken care of.
It meant a lot to me when I climbed:
- Baby in a Straight Jacket 5.14c FA Mt. Potosi, NV
- Spyfiction 5.14c Mt Charleston, NV
- The Vice V13 Rocklands South Africa
- Baby Ruth in the Pool 5.13a Trad FA Zion, UT
- Meat Tornado 5.14c FA Mt. Potosi, NV
The adventure, route or race I had to train the hardest for was:
The hardest I have ever had to specifically train for any route was my 14c FA at the Robbers Roost at Mt. Charleston called Spyfiction.
The adventure, route or race that wrecked me the most was:
The most wrecked I’ve ever felt from any single route was the day I did the north east ridge of Lone Pine Peak in 25 hours getting up in Vegas at 4 am and arriving back in Vegas the next day at 5am. We soloed most of the route. We got a bit lost on route, but nothing serious. Didn’t get benighted, but had to be on point and moving the whole time.
I most want an all‐expenses‐paid trip to: