John McGowan


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Started at Eldo: At the beginning…1994

Favorite Food: Raw fish

Favorite Band: The Beatles

Favorite Place to Climb: Blue Mountains, Australia. Beyond being a super aesthetic environment with the rock overlooking eucalyptus forests, the rock styles vary from crag to crag. Crack and face climbing are abundant, but less probable features – like climbing routes completely composed of dinner-plate sized tuffas – make it truly unique.

Little known fact: Sculpting mud homes with my father, Dude, while growing up in Sante Fe, has led to a lifelong interest in combining construction and art form. Blending these interests with my passion for climbing was simply too good to be true. The things we’ve been able to accomplish in the past 20 years are simply manifestations of this ongoing blend of passions.