…has a good hairdresser
Those who follow the bouldering world news cannot have missed mad first ascents done by a funny hairdressed american guy. This guy is Jason Kehl and ZeBloc has tried to know a little more about him. Here’s the interview.
Zebloc : Who are you?
Jason : I am a traveling climber, artist, ninja, photographer, hold shaper, free agent, baby doll collecting, highball master. See what I’m up to at cryptochild.com
Zebloc : Where are you now and what are you doing?
Jason : I am in El Paso, Texas in a coffee shop resting, growing skin and hoping to climb at Hueco Tanks tomorrow.
Zebloc : What are your climbing projects?
Jason : Travel the world to new and well traveled areas searching out beautiful lines that the ones who came before did not see.
Plus a couple of lines I’ve spied with my little eye here in Hueco.
Zebloc : Could you please give me the address of your hairdresser?
Jason : That is funny because my Mother is a hairdresser. So I never went anywhere else as a kid, but as I started traveling and climbing I decide to cut my own; this is what happened.
Not that my mother approves of it in any way.
Zebloc : The image I have in mind thinking of you is that you’re a highballs addicted? Do you confirm? What do you like in highballs?
Jason : Ok, yes, I admit it. I am addicted to highballs.
I’ve been to several support groups, trying to cure my addiction but nothing seems to work. It must be the wind in my hair and the air under my feet that keeps calling me back.
Zebloc : Have you ever worn a harness?
Jason : I wore one the other day to clean off a highball.
Zebloc : As you are a travelling boulderer, which areas do you prefer all around the world?
Jason : Really any place thats new and exciting, from the culture, rock style, landscape
and the people. If you went to the best area in the world all the time, surely you would grow tired of it. But if I had to name a few; Japan, Fontainebleau, Spain.
Zebloc : Which US areas would you recommend to european boulderers?
Jason : Definitely, Hueco, Joes Valley, So iLL and all the Sandstone in the South.
Zebloc : Can you give me the name and locations of your 5 favorite boulders?
1 Evilution in Bishop California
2 Kumite in Mizugaki, Japan
3 The New Zero in So iLL
4 The Wind Below in Joes Valley, Utah
5 Straight out of Squampton in Squamish BC
Zebloc : Can you tell us a little bit about So Ill? What are your activities in this company?
Jason : I got involved with So iLL a couple years back. I first was doing just a little shaping for them, then they pulled me on to do all there advertisement and image development, so all of the images you now see were developed by me and over 50% of their hold line too.
But more recently I have branched off with my own tshirt line CryptoChild, we are now doing Holds and have some crash pads in the works.
This is all in conjunction with So iLL and you can check it out here www.soillholds.com just click on the CryptoChild tab.
Zebloc : Why should I buy CryptoChild products?
Jason : Everyone should buy CryptoChild products because its the only bad ass gear on the market that is made from the core of climbing, from true experiences! Were not just
throwing a pro climbers name on the product.
All of this has been created from my hands, and if you know anything about me, I guarantee I will always keep you guessing as to what I will create next!