Simon began climbing at A Lifetime fitness, he soon went off to college at Texas A&M where he really fell in love with the sport. Bouldering has been his passion since the start and he quickly pushed his limits at the gym. Living in Dallas limited his outdoor weekend trips to Austin and the occasional trips to Hueco Tanks and Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. HCR quickly became his favorite spot as well as where his 7 year project was until Spring of 2014 when he finally ticked off ‘Glass Bowl’ a hard V10 with a not so decent mono at the end. Simon continues to climb at his local gym Summit Dallas, where many people are pushing there limits and expanding the sport in our community. Evolv has been a part of Simon’s climbing since the beginning and he credits them for being the reason he has been able to continue climbing. He is excited for this year and hopes to push his climbing to new levels as well as be a role model for new climbers.
What’s in your fridge right now? Homemade Bacon, Lots of veggies and Eggs from my Chickens
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Blacksmithing
No gas or no food? No food, I can grow my own…I need gas to move my brand new Tiny House with. Watch our house being built on “Tiny House Nation” Season 2 finale.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? “Simon Said”
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Playing in the creek with homemade fire crackers.
What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received? Windshield wiper blades from my brother…Pretty sure it was a “Friends” reference. The Best gift I got was a Drive your Dream car experience where I got to drive a Ferrari.
Do you have a spirit animal? Im not sure if I have an Official spirit animal but I would probably say a Peregrine Falcon
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to own my own Zoo…and that is still where my life is headed with my wife.