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Who am I?

While listening to one of my favorite podcasts the host said, "where is the guy that has been bouldering for 20 years and still can't do hard problems? I want to talk to that guy." I instantly thought of myself. I started climbing in 1995 and have had a passion for it ever since. The hardest boulder problem I've done outdoors would be Lip Sync, a V3 in Hueco Tanks, TX. I have ticked off some V4s elsewhere and some V5s in the gym but that's it for bouldering. Sport routes? 5.10c and trad, well lets just say I've never pushed it. EVER.
Should I even call myself a climber when this is my list? 20+ year and no "shiny grades"? Of course I should and you should too if you have a passion that helps define you.
I started shaping holds in the late 90's, built 7 different home walls, worked for one of the biggest wall builders in the US and own a climbing gym. Climbing certainly has effected my life. My best and most important title though (and maybe the …