Climbing Video:  Joe Kinder On Unforgivable (5.14)

Climbing Video: Joe Kinder On Unforgivable (5.14)

Joe Kinder is a professional?  Some people might balk at the idea of rock climbers thinking of themselves as professional anything, but Kinder is doing a lot of work lately that should make them think otherwise.

In addition to taking his climbing to a new level in the past year with ascents of routes as hard as Kryptonite (5.14d), Kinder has been working just as hard for his sponsors.  Going beyond simply having his mugshot in the magazines, he is looking for other ways to create extra value for his sponsors.

Take, as an example, Kinder’s latest project for his sponsor Gregory Packs.  He has been working on a series of online “commercials” to help promote his work with them.  The latest commerical, made in conjuction with photographer Keith Ladzinski, features footage of Kinder on the route Unforgivable (5.14b/c) which he equipped at Southern Utah’s Cathedral.  The route was first climbed by Daniel Woods with Kinder doing the 2nd ascent.

Of course climbing is still the main game for Kinder, and he is hard at work trying to link up Unforgivable into Slaughterhouse 5 (5.14b/c) to create what will likely be one of the hardest routes in America.

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4 Responses to Climbing Video: Joe Kinder On Unforgivable (5.14)

  1. Julian April 29, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    Man, the whole climbing blog world is shilling for Gregory now!

    jk lol roflmao jk ittet imo

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    • Narc April 29, 2009 at 8:47 am #

      This fact was not lost on me which is why I figured I’d give credit where credit is due.

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  2. peter May 3, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    In most worlds, “professional” implies not posting pictures implying underage drinking, questionable “rolled cigarettes” or videos that repeatedly say “n*gga” in the soundtrack all over your blog. Kinder is the man, he climbs hard, has a fun attitude and definitely works hard for his sponsors. But professionalism implies something more (see the TNF guys, but even they have pictures of themselves ‘bro-ing out’ at the bar). That’s my word. Motha fuckin’ what?

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  3. peter May 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    I guess I spoke too soon. A professional rapper might roll like that. A friend of mine went to a snoop concert and he had cannabis plants growing on stage…

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