Matt Pincus

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’10”, 160 Pounds | Years Climbing: 7; Years Skiing: 22 | Current Residence: Wilson, Wyoming

Matt Pincus, Sleeping Lady, Blister Gear Review
Matt Pincus, The Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth, Washington. (Photo by Griffin Whiteside.)

I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, and was introduced to the outdoors on family vacations, backpacking throughout Washington’s North Cascades and skiing in Vermont.

My senior year of high school, I started climbing at a local gym and was soon making the hour drive to the Gunks as often as possible. I still remember sending my first project on the Carriage Road, and the feeling of walking back to the car completely satisfied.

For college, I moved to Maine and climbed around New England at places like Rumney, Farley Ledge, Great Barrington, and Pawtuckaway State Park. It was also while at Bowdoin College that I switched from alpine to telemark skiing and spent arguably too much time at Sugarloaf and Sunday River.

After graduating, and in search of bigger mountains, I moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where I still live. I split my time here among as many outdoor activities as possible, but climbing and skiing have always remained my primary focus.

As a climber, I primarily boulder, dabble in sport climbing, and occasionally venture into the Tetons to bag some summits. Ever since the first time I climbed I have been captivated by the movement and am still amazed by the way the body learns to make what was at first impossible automatic.

Living in Jackson, I travel a lot for climbing (when its not ski season, of course). Since moving to Wyoming, I have climbed throughout the West at areas including Wild Iris, Sinks Canyon, Yosemite, Bishop, Hueco Tanks, and Leavenworth, but spend the most time in Joe’s Valley, Utah.

When out climbing, I love to project boulder problems or routes that push my limits, and I admit to occasionally becoming a bit too attached to sending. My favorite climbing style is steep, dynamic, and on sandstone. I boulder V12 and sport climb up to 5.13.

Currently, I am working as a bartender and can’t wait to get out climbing and ski as much powder as possible.

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