How did you get into climbing Trevor?
used to work in Yellowstone and a friend I worked with took me out to
this place called the Hoodoos near Mammoth and I remember it just being
a good time hanging out in a beautiful place and I wanted to do that
many times over. I have done that, hang out with my friends in amazing
FRB: Who were some of your
Trevor: I have to give it up
for the whole Exposure crew in Houston, Texas. You wouldn't think it
with the closest real rock almost 200 miles away, but those folks are
genuinely psyched for climbing. It's like this little oasis in the midst
of an urban hole. Those guys are also sickly strong, I go home and just
get worked. It's great.
FRB: Who do you climb with
Specifically, I have been climbing with Justin Gonzales for about 3
solid years now. But there is a crew from Laramie and Casper that stick
pretty close. The "307" thugs are like family, you people (you know
who you are) are my reason and motivation for climbing these silly boulders.
FRB: Have you done any first
Trevor: I have done quite a
bit of stuff up at Vedauwoo and Bennett Peak in Wyoming.
FRB: How often do you climb?
Trevor: I am in the gym two
days a week and outside about two days as well.
FRB: Do you have any 'heroes'
I admire these people in the gym who "suck" but are in
there 3 times a week and they kick their feet, have the worst technique,
and can't grab onto anything unless it's a jug, but are in there working
on it. They put their hearts into it --I gotta respect that.
FRB: What are some of your
in your climbing
Trevor: That beautiful day
when it's you and your friends, nothing else to do until the sun goes
down and these boulders with aesthetic moves on it to climb.
FRB: What changes would you
like to see
in the climbing
relaxin'. It's becoming more and more common place now, but it used
to be that everybody was runnin' around pissed because they couldn't
do their problem. 'Dude, it's a ROCK, its not the end of the world if
you can't climb it!'
FRB: Why bouldering instead
of trad or Sport climbing?
Trevor: It's more accessible,
you don't have to buy seventy 50 dollar cams, a problem doesn't take
an hour, and if you don't like one problem, you could easily walk to
the next one without much work. Actually, I like ridiculously easy long
hand cracks, where you are basically karate choppin' your way up it.
FRB: What's going on up in
Trevor: Oh man, this is the
question I really wanted. The answer: EVERYTHING! The most exciting
thing is Micah Rush (owner of The Peak climbing gym in Casper) and I
are planning the Wyoming Bouldering Series. It's been a long time coming
on this. It will be five competitions held throughout the state this
spring. Laramie, Jackson, Cody and possibly Lander will hold semifinal
comps where competitors can earn points towards the championship the
first Saturday in April at The Peak. It's going to be awesome. The purpose
is mainly to build unity throughout the climbing community of Wyoming.
Hopefully competitors will travel to the other gyms/comps to support
and make more friends. Also, bouldering development in SE Wyoming is
hectic. There are now several double digit problems up in Vedauwoo,
whereas two years ago, none were climbed. It's exciting. Not that hard
problems are a level of "development" because MANY problems of all levels
are being climbed for the first time up here. The Snowy Range has been
a very good surprise to the community here. It's been bouldered before(as
a Gill arrow and Scott Blunk indicate) but to the Laramie people it
was rediscovered. It is just a very tranquil place that makes for a
beautiful day of fun. I encourage anybody to come up, come down and
check out what Laramie has to offer for bouldering. In my mind, its
one of the best in the Front Range.
Trevor: I love doing the Boulder
comps. The whole mob scene is great and when you throw in the DJ, it
gets you pumped up to climb.
FRB: Where do you think the
in the Front
Trevor: For sheer amount, Vedauwoo
no questions. For beauty and quality, the Poudre and Bennett Peak.
FRB: What are some things you
don't like about
the Front Range
Trevor: Is there anything?
Well, winter can get harsh.
FRB: What direction do you
see bouldering going?
would you like to see it go?
Trevor: I think climbers need
to lighten up on the whole "indoor climbing sucks" idea. Sure, I will
pick outside over inside anytime, but if it's night, too cold or its
your lunch break go to the gym and have fun, meet some people.
FRB: Do you have any projects
Trevor: Well, I am in school
right now, so yeah. I have a killer GIS midterm next week which will
be pretty hard. As far as climbing is concerned, I really want to get
this thing at the Dungeon in Vedauwoo called Iron Maiden. HOLY COW THAT
THING IS RAD. I just can't do that second move for the life of me. Then
linking it I'm sure will be very substantial. Stupid winter...
FRB: What are your long-term
Trevor: To live my life as
I feel led too. To put aside pressures from the outside and do the right
thing so I can live with myself and be at peace.
FRB: What do you suggest to
people who are
Trevor: Don't get frustrated.
There will ALWAYS be MANY people better than you. Think of it as recreation,
not your all in all. If you can make a living recreating, consider yourself
FRB: Well, not all of us can
get out to climb when
we want to. And
we have to somewhat train.
What do you got
for secrets, tips?
What do you recommend?
Trevor: HAVE FUN. If you don't
don't do it.
FRB: Thanks for the interview
Trevor: No Problem.