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It’s been a simple life here with pretty much zero distractions other than going climbing, hitching to town for food and hanging out like dudes do.  As of now I have completed all of my goals which feels awesome and I still have two weeks left.  Life is good.  I would like to share some photos and caption them up accordingly.  Any photo of me is likely a video still from Bearcam that’ll be packaged up and delivered in a video through the staple company (and sponsor of mine) Black Diamond…  Enjoy!

Also… Do people still look at this site?  I’m kind of wondering if it’s still worth keeping it up.   Let me know if you feel like chiming in.

Thanks for checking me out ya’ll.  Have fun out there!!!

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  • Cleonett - Love the site…keep posting the stoke.

  • dave - Keep up the blog. It’s one of like 7 climbing sites I check, the only other blog is Jstars. everyone else gave it up it seems. But its fun to see the photos from far off crags.

  • Christian - Defenitly worth keeping the side alive! Love the somehow different way you share your psyche than most blogs out there…

  • Chris - yes, keep the site going!

  • Peder Groseth - Joe, absolutely keep up the site! This is THE site I check when I need a climbing fix! Keep up the good work!

  • FC - Awesome shite dude, keep it going!

  • Roman - Top Stuff!
    Gots me all excited :-)

  • Dan - I still look at this site. I know everyone else quit blogging but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

  • RD - Keep the site! Always good photos and always a source of psyche.

  • Paul - Check every post…keep it!

  • Micah - always cool to check your page out. keep t up!

  • Kevin Dufresne - Awesome post of a proper far off climbing trip! Keep it up Joe. Ideas you if you went dark.

  • AC - Keep it up! I enjoy it. Still waiting for you to share some Tahoe Cascade Cliff / Zebra Wall beta with us.

  • David - Keep doing the blogs man I love reading about ya climbs and seeing the great photos! Can’t wait for the vid footage!

  • Yannick Neufeld-Cumming - I check out your site frequently, its nice to hear your perspective of different aspects of climbing.

  • Ian - The blog must live! Need to keep my sweet vicarious lifestyle going.

  • Pierre - Duuuude.

    Keep it going man, I always dig your posts

  • Ian - Keep it alive! As long as the psyche stays as high as it always is I’ll check back for the inspiration the videos photos and stories from the trips.

  • Mikey - Let the blog die man. Your annoying photos of beautiful climbing areas distract me from the good stuff on the internet like “10 hottest celebrity booties” and George Takei Facebook posts.

  • Yager - Always enjoy reading about your climbing adventures, keep it up dude!

  • Christer - Keep the site up please! I guess most people share and “like” the posts on Facebook etc., so that’s why they don’t necessarily comment on each post directly on the blog.
    Love all the nice photos from Flatanger – enjoy the rest of your stay there!

  • Max - You and Jstar are the last bloggers…the game is on..

  • Mike - Always something to keep me stoked! Great photos and psych with the kind twist. Please continue to entertain us Joe

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After going 3 day stints of climbing this was the second rest day. A little sightseeing had our minds blown with all of the beauty.

After seeing photos and videos for the past four years or so and obsessing over coming I finally had the chance to pull the trigger and make it happen.  For the past year or so I would periodically check plane tickets and see if they had dropped from the normal $2k.  For whatever reason I got lucky and scored a ticket for $1100 from San Francisco.  HOT DAMN! View full post »

Injuries occur from time to time as much as we climb. It’s one of those risks we take. It can be a huge learning experience too and even makes you hungrier than before. Take a look at this video of my friend Edu Marin climbing an awesome route I added to St. Linya. Way to go man!

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Hope everyone is stoked for the weekend.  I wish you a safe and productive time on your projects, climbing endeavors or whatever you have in your plans. It feels good to get this video out there and hopefully it inspires a few folks.  Putting up routes is one way I’m able to give back to a community that supports my lifestyle.  It’s also really fun!  Enjoy everyone… and always give it that last ditch effort because that just might be the ticket to success.  Yes.  Black Diamond

BD Athlete Joe Kinder Sends Maquina Muerte, 5.14+ from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

The Blue Mountains offered pretty much everything we were looking for.  Great weather, towns to chill in and lots of different cliffs.  We spent a whopping month there cyphering from different crags and projecting the inspiring lines.  I got close on a mega 8c called Tiger Cat, which is at the newest crag called Elphinestone.  I fell off the last move and then continually suffered from cuts and skin issues.  Goofy climber problems, but a reality.  The majority of the Blueys was spent climbing 5.13’s until we decided one day on a whim… to roll out and head back to the Grampians and the Arapiles.  Our rationale was based on the famous areas that Australia offers we were ready for them.

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  • Xavier Perry Linn - I could feel the suspense building as you adventured to your send of Punks.

    Awesome story Joe!

  • Joey Kinder - Thanks Xavier man… glad you enjoyed it. What a moment! One I will remember. Have fun out there.