Joe Kinder

Date of birth: Feb 1980 (Age 36)

Location: New Hampshire

Current: Boulder, Colorado

Height: 5ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight: 152lb (69 kg)

Profession: Rock Climbing & Business Owner

Highest Bouldering Grade: V13 (8b)

Highest Redpoint Grade:  5.14d+  

Highest Trad: 5.14c 8c+ / 5.14c / E10

Favorite Music: Lady Gaga

Favorite Movie: Cria Cuervos

"Progression is key to everything I do.  No matter what kind of climber you are there is always a way to progress which is so satisfying."


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The Tube 5.14b Red River Gorge

Joe Kinder works his way up the mega classic The Tube 5.14b at the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. The route involved delicate technical moves on slopers, crimps, pockets and smears.

Bone Tomahawk 5.14d/5.15a  FA

"I'd say it's maybe 65 feet of climbing with a pretty difficult crux down low thankfully. I'd say it is about V11? And then it's pretty much streaming a bunch of V8 and V9 climbing together in the roof. The sections revolve around a lot of body tension and physical climbing. It's an accumulation of energy management and energy output at the end. If I didn't fall off the bottom crux I'd usually make it to the end and peel there."

Maquina Muerte 5.14+

"When it comes to sending hard projects, even the best climbers don't always know when—or even if—it's going to happen. You bring hope and intent and training...and then you go to work."

The Re Up 9a

"This is one of my hardest routes that I completed a few years ago. It is located in Southern Utah at the Cathedral. I believe it is one of the greatest new lines on the cliff. I swear that more work put in the better the reward is on hard routes. I was very happy when I pulled this one out."

Garbage Pail Kids 8c

 "This is one of the chossiest and dirtiest routes I have ever put up. After 5 days of cleaning, one of the funnest routes in Rifle was born: the very gymnastic and steep Garbage Pail Kids (8c)."

Sport Climbing with Joe Kinder

Bootcamp: Joe Kinder

Global Athlete Joe Kinder had never really trained before. But after nearly 19 years of climbing, he was ready to make a real commitment to improving at the highest level.

 Joe Kinder: Andalusia Days

After falling in love with the Catalonia region of Spain, Joe Kinder branches out into the further reaches of the country, finding a "dime piece route" in the process.

 Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway

 Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway Part II