About

Age
33 years old


Kevin has been climbing since he was born. At first, it was fences, cupboards, ladders and trees. At age 14, Kevin stepped foot in Vertex Climbing Center and never looked back. "Climbing was always a very natural thing for me to do, so when I found rock climbing, it felt perfect. I can't imagine a sport that fits my personality any better."

Kevin quickly joined the ranks of Team Vertex and began traveling on the youth competition circuit. "I remember driving every weekend to a different competition, always hungry to improve on my last result." By 2001, Kevin began winning National level competitions for his age category and traveling to the Youth World Championships in Europe. "Competition climbing had a huge influence on my climbing style. I learned quickly that you only have one chance to succeed, so you need to make your efforts count. I've applied that same mentality to highball bouldering and all hard climbing in general."

Kevin stopped competing around 2002 and began to focus entirely on outdoor climbing. Since then, Kevin has gained a reputation for establishing cutting edge highball boulder problems across the globe, from California to Colorado to South Africa. Not limited to highball bouldering, Jorgeson has climbed several v14 boulder problems, including Ode to the Modern Man in Colorado, The Swarm in California, The Mandala Sit Start in California, and the second rope-less ascent of The Fly in New Hampshire. In England, together with Matt Segal and Alex Honnold, Jorgeson made headlines by quickly repeating many of the country's most feared and dangerous routes, including The Groove (E10), The Promise (E10), Meshuga (E9) and others Most recently, Jorgeson applied all of his experience and preparation for his most dangerous and memorable first ascent to date, Ambrosia, a 45' 5.14 free solo in Bishop, CA.

Most recently, Kevin has spent the past three years with Tommy Caldwell attempting to free climb The Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, CA. With 7 pitches of 5.14-5.14+ and countless pitches of 5.13, it stands to become the hardest big wall free climb in the world if completed. 

In 2009, Kevin co-founded PCI and began installing climbing programs into schools and Boys and Girls Clubs in Sonoma, CA. Since then, Kevin has been organizing and teaching climbing clinics to kids across the country. "To me, there is nothing more inspiring than sharing my passion and experience with others. I look forward to growing the PCI Pro Clinic Series to include venues and athletes across the globe."

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