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Jason Khel

Jason Khel, 45 years old

 Man   United States
 Born on october 18th 1976

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 Biography :

Jason Kehl is a professional American rock climber known for his highball bouldering ascents, inspired artistic endeavors, and for his work shaping holds. He was born October 18, 1976 in Maryland and has been climbing professionally for over ten years. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Everest Award for climbing, and is the first person to ever boulder a 5.14d grade route; The Fly (climb), Rumney, NH.[1]

Some of his other notable ascents are as follows:

FA - Evilution (V12) Buttermilks, CA, 12/02 ; FBA - After Midnight (V11) Yosemite, CA, 04/03 ; FA - The New Zero (V13) Holy Boulders, South Illinois, 03/04 ; FBA - Straight out of Squampton (5.13+) Squamish, British Columbia, 07/05 , FA - Kumite (V10) Mizugaki, Japan, 06/06

Jason Kehl is widely recognized within the climbing community for his bohemian lifestyle and eclectic self-expression. For over a decade, Kehl has been living out of his van in order to facilitate climbing and travel. His art, diet, and lifestyle are heavily influenced by Eastern culture and thought, and for years, Kehl cut his hair in the Wu D'an kung fu style with an added twist of dreadlocks. These dreads were cut and burned in the latter part of 2010 in India where he was filming "The Zanskar Odyssey: High Alpine Bouldering in the Hidden Himalayas".

Performances :

> The two first decades of the french 9a (1991-2011)
DatesGradesRouteRock climbing areaCountry
20045.14d (9a)The fly (en bloc V14)RumneyUnited States

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