Fave climbing crag: The Black Cliffs and Table Rock have provided a lot of great memories, and time spent there launched many meaningful friendships.
Why is the BCA important to you? We should consider ourselves lucky to have such a variety and quality of climbing available nearby, typically uncrowded, with friendly locals and supportive land managers. I urge all of us to pick up after ourselves and others, obey closures, enjoy our outdoors responsibly, and climb smart. 🙂
Why are you a part of the BCA? I became active in the BCA right after I moved to Boise 15ish years ago. I wanted to meet local climbers and giving back is important to me. Stewardship is an important aspect of any activity I take part in regularly. I kept showing up for clean-ups, and sign posting. I got to see the organization grow and shrink, tackle difficult issues, establish relationships, advocate, and educate. It is a great bunch of people doing a lot of work to maintain access.
Fave crag/climb? I don't know how you can argue with the Black Cliffs. 15 minute drive and a lot of variety. I always enjoy a trip to City of Rocks. When I lived in Texas, Enchanted Rock State Park was very popular. Fear of Flying was a favorite route.
Why I climb: I climb because I only focus on what is right in front of me.
Fave climbing crag: City of Rocks
Fave climb: Myopia - Perch
Random fun facts: I was not born in a state. I tracked bears for seven years. I lived off of meat spreadables for four years.
Why are you a part of the BCA? I was convinced by Sandy Epeldi. I stay with it because without climbing, I probably would have ended up in jail. It is important to work to keep places open.
JT has been climbing since 2007 and joined the BCA in 2015 because he wanted to give back to the sport that has provided him with so much enjoyment over the years.
Fave type of climbing: Long easy trad climbing and first ascents in any style.
Fave climbing memory: Climbing highballs with my climbing partner Chris or proposing to my wife at City of Rocks.
As a newer member of the Boise climbing family, Paul is keen to give time and energy to a sport and community that has helped shape his life for the past 15 years. Paul started climbing on a random small wall in Pennsylvania and that grew to the greater New England area during college. He loves to travel, meet new people, and is excited to help put some new hardware into the local Boise crags.
Fave Climbing Area: Definitely Squamish, BC, Index, WA, and White Horse / Cathedral in New Hampshire.