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FRB Archived Interview
Wade David

early March, 2003

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FRB: How did you get into climbing Wade?

Wade: when I was a junior in High School a couple of friends took me to a DCL competition at the Paradise Rock Gym, in Denver. And I went to see if climbing would be good to try as a new activity. Well after the competition I ended up getting 17th place in Rec. and ever since then I have been going 3 to 4 times a week to the gym.

FRB Who do you climb with usually?

Wade: I usually climbing with Brian Kimball, Mark Hobson, Sean and Adie Drolet. They all have been every influential to me over the years. Thanks guys.

FRB: Have you done any first ascents?

Wade: A couple of first ascents I have done are on Independence Pass, the first is "Fook Yo" v9/10 and the second is a dyno but I haven't gave it a name yet I think it is v9 not to sure.

FRB: Who are you sponsored by?

Wade: I'm sponsored by Bison Designs out of Longmont, CO. they feed me with everything I need for climbing. Thanks Bison.

FRB: Why bouldering instead of trad or Sport climbing?

Wade: Why I like bouldering so much. I like it because its shorter and more puzzling to me than sport climbing, but I like sport climb in the summer, mostly in Rifle and Clear Creek.

FRB: What else do you like to do besides climb?

Wade: I usually do other stuff than climbing. In the winter I use my Colorado pass and spend most of my time in the Breckenridge snowboarding park, and in the summer I skateboard, wakeboard, and ride waverunners at Chatfield Reservoir.

FRB: What brings you to Boulder, Colorado?

Wade: What brings me to Boulder is, the Spot Gym and the town is a very lively college town, lots of people to meet.

FRB: Who do you think makes the best shoes for bouldering?

Wade: Who I think makes the best shoes for climbing are La Sportiva and Five Ten.

FRB: Do you compete?

Wade: Do I compete, yeah it's very fun. I meet new people everytime I go to a competition.

FRB: What do you think of Chipping?

Wade: Well, chipping is bad! And gluing holds is only good in my opinion if the hold looks like its seriously gunna break and hurt someone. Like that Huge glued bouldering in the Arsenal at Rifle mountain park, if that thing goes it will smash a pinto in the ground.

FRB: What I think makes for a good competition route?

Wade: What I think makes for a good competition route, well the problems don't have to be reachy, but the moves should be hard! because anyone can reach a long ways if you got reach, but the shorter people like me lack the ape growth!

FRB: What are some things you don't like
          about the Front Range bouldering scene?

Wade: Some of the things I don't like about the front range bouldering scene, there are not enough women climbing v10, v11, v12, v13...... You girls need to scream a lot, and get pissed.

FRB: Do you have any projects right now?

Wade: I do have a couple of projects now, Stanley Kubrick (stand start), Canopener L and R, Black Ice (sit).

FRB: Parting words of wisdom?

Wade: Words of wisdom. argh! Quit being a sally.

FRB: Thanks for the interview Wade?

Wade: You're welcome.

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