DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1985
YEARS CLIMBING: 8
HEIGHT: 5’ 11”
WEIGHT: NOT AVAILABLE
HOMETOWN: Worcester, MA
CURRENTLY RESIDES: Boston, MA
CURRENTLY IS: Drinking coffee in Boston
Josh started climbing at the age of 14. He joined a climbing team and trained and competed for 4
years. Then suddenly stopped climbing due to a busy life and a full time job as an electrician.
But he needed to fill the void he was deeply missing in his life at the time. Now that Josh has been back in it for 4 years he can’t stop moving forward. With competition on his mind he trains
and pushes himself to complete exhaustion. When he's not training he is outdoors in search of new lines and areas.
He is dedicated and ready to take on any adventure, comp or job in the climbing industry. Josh is
highly regarded in the world of route setting with his position at MetroRock and setting for Dark
Horse events. One of his biggest passions is coaching the Metrorock Climbing team.
Josh has been competing for 5 years and that comes with a focused approach to the sport. With
top finishes at indoor competition and attending World Cups across the globe, Josh has
represented the East coast try hard attitude.
Some top finishes include:
1st place at the UBC Championship in 2012
3rd place at the 2014 Canadian Bouldering Nationals
12th place finish at 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Vail, CO.
13th at ABS Nationals in 2014
19th at the Vail Bouldering World Cup in 2012
Top ranked US male (23rd overall) at the Canadian World Cup in 2011.
Josh is ready to push forward and challenge himself this coming year
with harder lines. Finding new unclimbed boulders is what gets Josh psyched. He loves FA’s
more than ticking off a number and with that comes newer and cooler lines in the New
England area. Josh’s approach to outdoor climbing is aggressive and tactful and he follows his
psych to the next adventure.
Josh is based out of Boston, Ma and spends his time coaching at MetroRock and
training for competitions. He is always in search of new lines in the New England area and get psyched on the adventure that goes into finding, cleaning and establishing a new line. Josh works part time for Rockwerx and teaches climbing across the country and also co owns Cold House Media with Vince Schaefer.
2013 & 2014 Notable Outdoor accomplishments
Loaded Direct - V12 Hueco
Liane - V11 (Flash) Hueco
Full Throttle - V10 (Flash) Hueco
Atlas Shrugged - V12 (2nd go) Red Rocks, NV
Wet Dreams right - V11 Red Rocks NV
Kill On Sight - V12 (3rd go) Bishop, CA
Standing Kill - V11 (2nd go) Bishop, CA
Acid Wash - V10 (Flash) Bishop, CA
Veritoss Sit - V11 RMNP, CO
Eye of the beholder - V11 (hard) Joe's Valley
The UGH - V11 Hueco
Flower Power - V10 (Flash) Hueco
Formula 50 - V11 Cear Creek Canyon, CO
Eli- 5.13c Deep Water Solo in Becket, MA.
The Baptist - V10 (DWS) Near Rumney, NH.
Cat Daddy - V11 Farley, MA
Everything is Purple - V11/12 Rose Ledge, MA
Not for the money or the applause - 5.14a (4th go) South of France.
Rivera - 5.13d - (2nd go) Rumney, NH
Parallel Universe - 5.14a Rumney, NH
King Cobra - 5.13c Rumney, NH
Spank - 5.13a (Flash) RRG, KY
40oz of Justice - 5.13a (Flash) RRG, KY
Table of colors direct - 5.13b RRG, KY
Nirvana - 5.13b (Flash) Red Rocks, NV
Barracuda - 5.13c (2nd go) Red Rocks, NV
Dodge the Lemons - 5.13d (3rd go) Rumney, NH
Pod - 5.13b Summersville Lake, WV
Mercy the Huff & Apollo Reed - 5.13a (Flash) Summersville Lake