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Psyched after the send of The Re-Up (5.14d), Cathedral, UT. Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

Psyched after the send of The Re-Up (5.14d), Cathedral, UT. Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

The opening crux of Bovice (V12?), Virgin Cave, AZ. Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

The opening crux of Bovice (V12?), Virgin Cave, AZ. Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

It has gotten DAMN hot here in the desert Southwest and plans to get out have been made, but before all of that I got a few things done.The first ascent of The Re-Up (5.14d) was made in perfect timing to avoid the heat. I got seriously lucky. The route is truly one of my hardest if not THE most challenging I have done. I am very confident in the 9a grade on this one....some friends say it could be harder...? It took me roughly 15 days on the wall, with Unforgivable and The Connection, which became The Re-Up. I love rock climbing!!!After that I made the first ascent of a REALLY steep and pretty hard boulder problem I am called Bovice. I assume it is around V12 or so...I put in 5 sessions on this rig and had to use the right shoes believe it or not. I couldn't utilize a heel hook or a toe hook without the proper tool...huh. If you are not up on what these names (Bovice, Unforgivable) are all about...go to Youtube and look up Unforgivable.... ENJOY.Here is a vid I put together of Bovice:

Bovice from Joey Kinder on Vimeo.

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Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

Photo courtesy of joekindkid.com

Its been a great season in the desert this year. We will return once again with the high motivation we always have here...it is now time to move on...good-bye beautiful desert!!!!!Joe KinderALWAYS Psyched!!!