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27 January, 2019 Back to News/Events


I began on the scrappy riverside limestone of central Missouri, then moved to Tucson Arizona in 1996

where I travelled the west living the climbing life and ticking classics. Eventually I started climbing virgin
routes. This lead to hundreds of sport, trad and mixed first ascents From Arkansas to Yosemite. Then I
got married, bought a house and had kids. WAIT! There’s more! I then moved on to more exotic routes
in China, Patagonia, Canada, Argentina and Venezuela. My specialty is big days in the mountains, linkups,
and first ascents of runout 5.12 trad that would make even better sport climbs.


– FA In Gold Blood, 12+/13a 12 pitches, Acopan Tepui, Venezuela w/ Pat Goodman
– FA Border Country, Yosemite .12c 13 pitches w/Mikey Schaefer
– FA Sistine Reality, Black Canyon 11+, 11 pitches, onsite in a day, no bolts w/Jonny Copp
– FFA of The Phoenix Wall and Mt Dracula, Vampire Spires 5.11, 18 pitches w/Pat Goodman
– FA Supernatural, 12 R/S, Arkansas
– “Triple Header”- 3 summits via their hardest routes in 10 hours at 13,000’ w/Tommy Caldwell
– FA The Wolf and The Medallion, .11, 10 pitches Keketuohai, China
– Three Red Rocks Walls in 10 hours- Rainbow Wall .12, Cloud Tower .12, Crimson Chrysalis .8

– Finish my four year project “DRAWN” Book/film project
– Linkup all my 5.12 trad FAs in Arkansas in a weekend
– Be first to finish half of Fifty Favorites from Mark Kroesse book
– Continue to break one record a year at Horseshoe Hell
– Find first 5.13 trad route in Arkansas and send it- (my home crag)
– Get my kitchen refinished before I am 40

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