Climber Spotlight: Joe “Kindkid” Kinder

Joe Kinder shines as perhaps one of the absolute most psyched climbers around; and purely because of this, we want to spotlight this sport climbing wizard.

Joe was introduced to climbing at the age of 13, and became a professional climber by 20 after graduating from the Maine College of Art. Though hard, steep sport climbing has served as his primary outlet in the rock climbing realm, Joe has made his presence felt in other areas; including route development, occasional trad adventures, and multiple V13 bouldering ascents.

His inspirational and motivating spirit spans through his words on his blog and in his captivating aura vividly portrayed in climbing videos.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Keep the stoke contagious Joe! We can’t wait to see what new routes you establish and witness your continuously growing passion for the sport of climbing.

 

Joe Kinder is a professional climber filmmaker, and traveler, sponsored by Black Diamond, Sterling Rope, Gregory Mountain Products, and La Sportiva. Watch his videos and follow him on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tags from the story
More from Natalie Siddique

On Projects, Training, and the Future of Climbing: An Interview with Alex Johnson

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with 2-time World Cup Gold Medalist,...
Read More