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Travis Kaney

Travis is a avid adventurer originally from Madison, Wisconsin who now resides in the desert Southwest. While he enjoys any activity that gets him outdoors, Travis’s passion is climbing. Climbing is more than a sport but rather a lifestyle that influences all other aspects of his life.

Besides training for climbing, Travis finds much of his motivation lies in exploring the wild places he spends his time in hunting for untouched rock to develop. In the last season alone he has established more than a dozen first ascents around Arizona. Travis loves the challenges route development poses: discovering if the unclimbed can be climbed, and all the mental and physical challenges that go along with that.

When Travis isn’t out playing in the dirt, you can find him at the local climbing gym where he is a route setter, bringing some of the outdoor inspiration to the indoor climbing scene. He also teaches classes at a local outfitter to people looking for more information on activities to get them outside. Travis’s goals for 2018 include continuing development of local crags, starting a draft of a guidebook for a new area, pushing himself and others to continue to grow and get stronger, and have as many adventures with his wife and dog as he can!