McBride On Fire in Bishop

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Kelly McBride hangs on to Center Direct (V10) at the Peabodies during her send. Photo by Jeff Sillcox.

Kelly McBride hangs on to Center Direct (V10) at the Peabodies during her send. Photo by Jeff Sillcox.

Climbing: Who’s Kelly McBride? Give us the snapshot.

McBride: I am 24, and I am originally from Appleton, Wisconsin. I am headed into my last semester at Colorado State University, and after many semesters off to take climbing trips I am going to end up with a bachelor’s in Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism.

Climbing: What’s your favorite place to boulder?

McBride: Right now I am pretty psyched on Bishop, but I have to say I really enjoy the Poudre Canyon.

Climbing: Where would you most like to go to climb that you haven’t been yet?

McBride: Switzerland, Squamish, and South Africa.

Climbing: What’s the longest time you've ever spent on a project?

McBride: I have a project that I have been trying for over a year now. I hate it, but I can’t stop going back. It is The Tempest (V9/V10)in Vedauwoo,

Wyoming. I think I have fallen off the last move over 50 times. I joke about it, but somehow I am still psyched on it, and I hope I will go back and do it someday.

Climbing: Who’s the most inspiring climber to you?

McBride: That’s a tough one. I would have to say Lisa Rands and Angie Payne.

McBride on Cholos (V9), Happy Boulders. Photo by Brian Camp.

McBride On Fire in Bishop

Climbing: Anything else you’d like people to know about you?

McBride: I am psyched on crock-potting!

Dates of Ascents: December 11–20, 2007

Sources: Kelly McBride, 8a.nu, Bishopbouldering.com

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