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Josh Bateman

Front Desk

Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do in the gym?

My name is Joshua Bateman and I'm from Tulsa, Oklahoma. As for what I do at Whetstone, I'm someone who is very involved with the front desk.

When not a Whetstone, where might we find you?

I'm very big into climbing so outside of whetstone I'm either outside climbing or training on a home wall.

A favorite non-climbing activity?

I think one of my favorite non climbing activities is going to be playing video games!

What are you most stoked about these days?

What makes me stoked is trying to push my body to the limit and getting to a new level with climbing.

Have any projects? Climbing or Non-Climbing?

One of my biggest projects that I have set for myself is to be able to do The Nest which is out in Las Vegas. I want to be able to obtain this goal before i am 30 Years old.

How did you get involved with the gym?

I got involved with the gym because I love watching people grow with their climbing and seeing the effect that climbing has on people. Its also a good way learn more about climbing because i get to see so much ad learn all the different styles that people climb with.

What’s a low-key flex you can boast about?

I'm pretty decent at whistling!

How does climbing foster community?

I believe that climbing brings out kindness in people because it's the only sport in which I see people cheering on people that they have never met before then becoming friends with that person.

What has climbing taught you?

Climbing has taught me the most about problem solving and facing any challenges that I have head on. I have grown more patience with things because climbing has made me take more time to know that everything will not happen right away but will come with time.

Climbing in five words... Go!

Climbing cures all boringness.

Favorite climbing style?

My favorite climbing style is to climb on crimps and to do everything as smoothly as possible.