Ben grew up in the rural country side of western Colorado. His connection to the open spaces of the Colorado National Monument's deserts and plateaus instilled a genuine curiosity for the great outdoors. At age 17 he found his passion in climbing.
After obtaining his bachelor's degree, Ben focused all of his energies on bouldering, putting up FA boulder problems ranging to V12. By age 25 he shifted his focus to ropes, climbing 5.13+ trad., 5.14 sport, and 5.13 big wall. He now travels the world searching for the most aesthetic lines to challenge him and pursue his passion. He now resides part time in Grand Junction, CO working as a substitute teacher and growing the climbing community.
"The Place of Happiness" Brazil
"Solar Fusion" FFA Madagascar
"Gutless Wonder" 5.14b
"Zappa Appreciation Society" 5.13+/14-
"Welcome to Barbados" 13.b Flash (Trad)