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Timmy O'Neill's Ambassador Profile

JONATHAN COPP
Timmy O’Neill
Rock Climbing Ambassador

Hometown

Philadelphia, PA

Resides

Boulder, CO
At 19, Timmy left Philadelphia on a Greyhound bus to find a new family with climbers, kayakers and musicians. Since then he’s set world speed climbing records in Yosemite, established new routes in Patagonia, Venezuela and Greenland, and co-founded a non-profit dedicated to providing inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community. He currently works as an ophthalmic tech, endeavoring to cure blindness in Africa.

Career Highlights

  • Lived for 60 days in a cave at Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Speed ascent (3:24) of The Nose route, El Capitan, Yosemite, California
  • Climbed three Grade VI routes in 24-hours (the Northwest Face of Half Dome, South Face of Mt Watkins and the Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite, California.)
  • First alpine ascent of Torre Egger, Patagonia
  • First ascent of Tonta Suerte, West Face of Fitzroy, Patagonia
  • Seven-day ascent of El Capitan with older brother Sean, a T-12 paraplegic
  • Co-founded the non-profit http://www.paradoxsports.org/
  • Worked with Dr. Geoff Tabin, co-director of the Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Worked in the ophthalmic tech program, Tilganga institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
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