Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BRC Routesetter Matt Wilder: One of Climbing's "Players"

Quiet Crusher: Matt Wilder

(article by Leah Miller, photo by Andy Mann)

"I don't think of myself as an adrenaline seeker; the rock inspires me," says Matt Wilder of his November 2009 first ascent of Cheating Reality (5.14a R) on the monolithic Devil's Thumb formation near Boulder Colorado. "It's about taking this high thing that could be dangerous and making it conducive to my abilities." Originally from Connecticut, Wilder, 31, today lives in Boulder, where he's working toward his PhD in Computer science... Check out the rest of the story at

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