Jordan has been climbing for 10 years with the Red River Gorge as his home crag. Sport climbing is his major focus, but he enjoys trad and bouldering when the location calls for it. Standing tall at 6’6”, his friends love to point out when he can reach past a crux hold or sequence altogether. Jordan makes travelling with climbing a big priority, and has climbed in 12 different countries across 5 continents. He enjoys the challenge of navigating a new place and culture in order to get to the next crag. He’s glad to have climbing as his forum for travel as it gets him well off the beaten path to see places where most tourists would have no reason to go.
Jordan puts a big emphasis on training in order to achieve his goals, focusing equally on the mental, technical, and physical aspects of climbing. He has previously been a personal coach and USA Climbing coach. Even though he’s climbed all over the US and world, Jordan is adamant that the Red River Gorge is as good as it gets. You can find him most weekends at the crag or perched out front of Miguel’s Pizza. He is also an inaugural member of the Red River Rockets basketball team that has solidified the title of ‘Best Crag in America’ as recent as August 2014 by defeating the New River Gorge Sock Monkeys. He’s promising another victory this year at the annual game taking place in The New.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak another language perfectly.
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Quit my job, invest, create a budget, climb and travel for the rest of my life while pursuing less selfish goals as well.
What would you want for your last meal? Chipotle, not just for my last meal but for every meal, please.