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HelloHello Hello

Paul Robinson
early February, 2008

P-Rob P-Rob P-Rob P-Rob

FRB: Name?

Paul: Paul Robinson

FRB: Age?

Paul: 20.

FRB: Height/Weight?

Paul: 5'10".

FRB: Political affiliation?

Paul: Liberal.

FRB: How did you get into climbing, P-Rob?

Paul: I went to a birthday party back in New Jersey at the end of 1998 and loved it from that day on and have been climbing ever since.

FRB: What was the pivotal event where
          you decided to excel in climbing?

Paul: I think when I really started to notice that my climbing had really shot up in a only a few year time period between the ages of 16 to 18. I knew that I should really stick with this and hopefully become even better in the future.

FRB: You compete very well.
          How do you compete so well?

Paul: Well I think that having been doing competitions for so long I am now becoming more used to them. At first I was very nervous and would not climb well, but now a days I am using those nerves and energy to excel during competitions.

FRB: How many competitions have you won, Paul?

Paul: I am not sure how many I have won, but after a lot of training I do hope to win the ABS nationals in two weeks.

FRB: How do you train for competitions?

Paul: Well I climb a lot that's for sure! I also do power endurance to be prepared for all of the boulder problems that the cours setters can throw at me. I also do push-ups and sit-ups as well, which I think helps as well.

FRB: What do you recommend to someone
          who wants to compete well?

Paul: To not be nervous to do badly. It all comes with time and experience.

FRB: What are some of P-Rob's secrets
          for competing well?

Paul: Be nervous, but not too nervous. Use that nervous energy to excel!

FRB: Where do you like to climb?

Paul: I like to climb at CATS.

FRB: Do you rope up?

Paul: Nope.

FRB: Who do you look up to for inspiration?

Paul: My dad is my greatest inspiration. He has taught me to never ever give up on anything!

FRB: What are some of your hardest sends?

Paul: Terremer in Hueco and Jade in RMNP.

FRB: What projects do you have right now, P-Rob?

Paul: Right now, not too many because of the snow in Boulder. But once it all clears up, I can't wait to get back on Suspension Of Disbelief.

FRB: How do you train to climb well outside?

Paul: By climbing a lot and making sure to get outside at least one day a week works pretty well for me.

FRB: Who do you like to climb with, P-Rob?

Paul: I like to climb with my roommates, Jackie Hueftle and Chad Cates. I also like to climb with Nick Sherman. As well as my other friends at CATS.

FRB: What were some of your most
          memorable days out climbing?
          Tell us about one of your favorite
          days out climbing.

Paul: I have definitely had a lot of memorable days out climbing. I enjoy days the most when I get to be with good friends in good weather and everyone sends their projects! Those are definitely the best days in my opinion.

FRB: Tell us something about you most people don't know.

Paul: If I were not a climber I would definitely not be living in the freezing cold in Colorado, I would be on a nice warm island trying to learn how to surf!

FRB: How do you like to spend your down time?

Paul: I enjoy going to school and working on my art projects. I also enjoy hanging with friends.

FRB: What do you do for injuries from climbing?

Paul: I try to warm up correctly and if I feel like I may hurt myself I make sure to take time off. Injuries are terrible things that keep from improving climbing and if it means taking an extra day off to not get an injury, then it is worth it to me.

FRB: What are some of your long term goals in life?

Paul: Right now, just to climb and have fun with it really.

FRB: What impact do you want to make
          in the climbing world?

Paul: I hope I make a positive one. I try to help people out when out climbing and be approachable. Other than that I want to make a big impact into boundaries of hard climbing. I want to do what others have never done before and make a positive impact in that way as well.

FRB: Do you have any words of wisdom
          to someone just starting out in climbing.

Paul: Just that it all doesn't come at once. Learning to climb takes a long time and should not be underestimated. With a lot of practice and time you can really do amazing things in climbing.

FRB: Than you for the interview, Paul.

Paul: You're welcome. Thank you.


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