Kevin began climbing as a toddler - trees, fences, cupboards, ladders, everything. At age 10, he discovered rock climbing when he attended the grand opening of his local climbing gym. By age 19, Kevin was the top ranked climber for his age in the country. He then turned his focus toward establishing the most beautiful and dangerous boulder problems in the world.
In 2009, he began work on the Dawn Wall project with Tommy Caldwell. On January 14, 2015 - after 19 days on the wall and six years of work - Tommy and Kevin succeeded on what's being called the world's hardest climb.
What the B-Rad Foundation means to me:
Brad Parker was a dear friend of mine for well over a decade and for sure a kindred spirit. Brad understood climbing so much more than I ever did. He knew how to transcend his fear, instinctively I think. The work I can do through B-Rad honors Brad and his legacy and helps us all live an authentic life of adventure, health, and true friendship. Holding space for people to come together and be their best selves is the best way that I have found thus far to be able to serve, both the world, and the memory of my beloved friend.