- 12 April 1980
- The road
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Professional climber, filmmaker
Sport is where the heart is
"I discovered sport climbing after watching Masters of Stone 3 with Boone Speed on Super Tweak. BLEW MY MIND!!!! What I love about it so much is the challenges and goals that I set. The process of completing a hard route is what gets me. The other forms of climbing are interesting to me as well, and I do partake in them, but sport climbing is where my heart is at the moment."
"I love Southern Utah for its climbing and beauty and live there for a stint each year. As well as Catalonia, Spain, which has become a bit of a home-away-from-home. It's probably my favorite place for people and the climbing."
Inspiration and energy
"I usually get all of those things from a project, a rad wall, area, or new place. I love climbing as it is and usually just have it all the time. I'm pretty much a freak. Just ask around."
"I also get really inspired by Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, and Dani Andrada. They are probably my biggest sources of inspiration in climbing alone."
"Always Psyched" is mine, and I love "Only One Life To LIVE!!!"
- Bunda de Fora, 9a (5.14d)
- The Re-Up, 9a (5.14d)
- Bad Girls Club, 9a (5.14d)
- Kryptonite, 9a (5.14d)
- Trip Tik Tonic, 8c+ (5.14c)
- Flight Of The Concords, 8c+ (5.14c)
Joe and the Petzl team
Why are you a member of the Petzl Team?
"I joined the Petzl Team in 2002, and it’s become more of a family and group of good friends than anything else. Any chance I have gotten to travel with these people (RocTrips, at the crag) I have always enjoyed. I think the value in friendship and camaraderie is more important than anything when it comes to the climbing community. We all want each other to succeed and do well. I'm sure we would all agree on this."