Joe Kinder

Age: 29, Years climbing: 16, Hometown: NONE..., Favorite product: TESTAROSSA


Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

Clip bolts, use pads and plug a few cams.... mostly for putting in bolts though.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

This is the start of my second year. 2010!!! WEEEEHOOOO!

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Some of my lifetime goals would be to climb 9a+, travel the world a lot more and to climb until I'm an old man.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I have a lot of phrases and terms people use... but, not really any fame.

Do you have any vices?

Leaving when I am tired of a place. This can be bad sometimes. If an area or cliff is getting a little boring, I am quick to just wrap it up and bounce.

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

Probably progression. No matter what kind of climber you are there is always a way to progress which is so satisfying.

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

I like to climb because it is my life, my love, my passion and the best thing in the world.... I love ALL of it.

What is your favorite movie?

Reservoir Dogs, 28 Weeks Later, I thought Inglorious Bastards was amazing...

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Not really... Kindkid I guess... its just some goofy name my boy MoHo called me. He said I was" Kindkid, kinder than your average creampuff."

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

Probably a day and a half due to some heinous traveling.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

NO idea.... uuuuuuhh....... New Hampshire.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

A bunch of eggs and an English muffin... mmmmmmm.... soooooo goooooood.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

WOW... thats an interesting question. I guess there would be pictures or replays on situations, beta, conversations, and odd moments that are left in my head. Things that resinate with a rhythm and go with a nice soundtrack like the Requiem For A Dream song.

What really scares you about climbing?

That I may not be able to do it one day.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

The Kind Chronicles.

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

I would have a house in Catalunya, Spain, Southern France, Southern Utah, New York City, aaaaaaannnnnd...... one in Virgin Gorda.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

Have no gasoline. Get your hommies to come and get you... OOOOH!

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

NO... I love my feet. They are HEINOUS.