Ken's Open Road


    Team UK


Rock Climber

“You can do anything that you truly love to do, no matter how difficult.”


Action Sports Environment & Nature


Dedication Hard Work Desire Fulfillment


Being Physically Active


  • As a kid, he was always climbing trees and tables.
  • He'd go camping in Yosemite so he could climb El Capitan, but the forest rangers would kick him out during off-season.
  • He wanted to keep climbing, so at age 17, he moved into a cave nearby.
  • Said living in the cave was actually one of the best periods of his life: he had no chores, no rent to pay, nothing to do but climb.
  • He made his money from sorting through trash to find cans.
  • Says at the bottom of the face, you have a lot of doubts, but if you focus on the doubt, "you cut your own throat."
  • On the way up the climb, there are days where you don't feel like moving, but once you reach the summit, it's the best feeling in the world.
  • Says everything in life is like climbing: you start at the bottom, and you systematically work your way through it.

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