Joe Kinder has Tiger Blood (5.14c)

posted by dpm on 03/24/2011


Reports are slowly trickling in that Joe Kinder has sent another hard project which he dubbed Tiger Blood.  After a few rest days at the Red Rocks Rendevous, Joe returned to his project and dispatched it.  Tiger Blood was bolted by Joe about a year ago on the Blank Wall near Las Vegas, Nevada.  Originally thought to be ‘blank,’ Joe rapped the line anyway and found just enough holds to make it go.  


Joe on Tiger Blood.  Photo: Seth Giles/


The route is composed of several back to back V9-V11 cruxes, with the final crux being a slopey pull onto a technical slab…full value.   As for the grade, Joe suggested 5.14c…looks like right now he is winning!  Charlie Sheen was not immediately available to comment on the ascent but ‘inside sources’ remarked that he had this to say about Kinder:


“He has a different constitution. He has a different brain; He has a different heart; He’s got tiger blood, man.   Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.”


As we all know, Joey Kinder is no amateur.  He’s a professional.  Nice work, Joe.  


Tiger Blood.  Photo: Seth Giles/