FRB: How did you get into climbing/bouldering,
EZ: A friend.
FRB: Why'd you leave So.Cal?
EZ: As a single guy, trying
to get ahead financially is a bitch. Plus, I wanted to be closer to
world class climbing.
FRB: How are you transitioning from So.Cal lifestyle
to Boulder lifestyle?
I love it here. Everyone is so motivated and strong as shit.
FRB: Is the Boulder scene as bad as you heard?
EZ: I was a little worried when
I first got here. I heard people from CO. didn't dig people from Cali.
Everyone I have met have been so insanely cool.
FRB: What else do you do besides climb?
EZ: I love to lay out naked
FRB: Mass-Closures are looming for parts of OSMP
(open space mountain
parks) what's your take
on the situation?
EZ: It is a real bummer. Colorado
has the most insane places to climb, hike, bike or whatever. As outdoor
enthusiasts, we need to do our part to keep these beautiful places around
for future generations. Whatever it takes.
FRB: What do you think of the collection of cool rock gyms
we have here
in the Front Range?
(like the BRC,
I am blown away! All the route setters are kick ass and the comps they
put on are insane. I was never really into comps, but the ones these
gyms put on are so fun. The people that go to them are supper cool and
the after parties are sickkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FRB: How did you get your nickname, EZ?
EZ: Someone once said I was easy going, and it just
went from there.
FRB: How is the Boulder climbing/bouldering
the So.Cal scene?
EZ: In So. Cal, the weather is
mostly good year round, so every one goes there own way. It seems like
when the weather is bad here, everyone gets together and trains or sets
things up for when the weather gets good. There seems to be a bit more
FRB: Where are you going to climb when
the weather gets
EZ: I have some projects I need
to finish. I am also psyched to get on rope for a change. Where ever,
FRB: What are some of you favorite areas, anywhere?
EZ: Bishop will always be my
favorite area. Squamish is sick for granite slopers. The areas around
here like RMNP, Mt. Evans, and The Poudre are a close second for granite.
Joe's Valley has me all wet for sand stone.
FRB: There's plenty of cool pitches around the
if you're into it. Got a hitlist
of climbs to
All of them.
FRB: How do you train to get stronger?
EZ: I noticed the beer around
here seems to make climbers strong as shit, so I am giving that a try.
FRB: What other ways do you train?
EZ: Just going out and having the most fun I can. If
I am having a blast with cool people, I climb my best. Training for
me can get a little boring.
FRB: What long term plans do you have for your climbing?
(like artic big
walls, expeditions, etc.)
EZ: I live one day at a time.
Right now I am into just trying to do the hardest things for me. Routes
or boulder problems that seem impossible at first, but then come together.
That is cool as shit.
FRB: Who you usually climb with, EZ?
EZ: I have been bouldering alot
with the Spot posse: Wade
David, Sander, all the Seths, Angie
Payne, Daniel Woods, my buddy Keith, Ryan, etc. Everyone is motivating
and I try to learn as much as I can from these incredible talented people.
FRB: How do you like to relax after
a full day of
There is nothing like a good old dirty cane Assad burrito and beers
with your friends.
FRB: Thanks for the interview, EZ.
for the opportunity.