CLIMB CULTURE AMBASSADOR
An aspiring, 21-year-old, scenic rim local constantly looking to push his mental and physical limits in all disciplines of climbing. His main stomping ground; Frog Buttress has been the setting for many of his proudest climbing achievements to date. You can regularly find him there wandering through the scree, daydreaming about his future projects.
WHY DO YOU CLIMB?
Someone once said that climbing is a cross between gymnastics and chess. I thrive on pushing my mental and physical boundaries, but this does not capture the importance of climbing. I seek challenges so I can pit my resources against the mountains in fine, clean wholesome adventure.
3 PROUDEST CLIMBING ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Brown Corduroy Trousers. Hardest traditional climb in Queensland: grade 28, Frog Buttress
2. Gone and Forgotten. One of my most mentally taxing climbs: grade 25, Frog Buttress
3. I’m proud of my climbing achievements, and how they have in turn inspired others. Just as I have been inspired by those who I look up to; the local legends.
MOST MEMORABLE CLIMB
Wollumbin Shield – North-west face, Mt Warning
CURRENT PROJECT / GOAL
Current Project: The whistling kite – one of the hardest traditional climbs in Australia: grade 32, Frog Buttress
Goal: Climb the Lost Boys, 585m of terror on the North-west face of Mt Warning
BEST ADVICE TO NEW CLIMBERS
If you’re pushing your limits 100% of the time, you’ll be failing 95% of the time. It’s all part of the process. Failure isn’t a reason not to push for your goals. Climb whatever inspires you. The hardest part of projecting is starting. Pick a line that inspires you, your motivation will follow. Motivation is the cause of an action. Take action.
"A man's reach must exceed his grasp"