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Kenny Barker

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Kenny Barker grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and started training at Vertical Adventures at the age of 14. He's been setting routes since 1998, and has worked with World Cup setters in Europe. He's not just a gym monkey, though. Kenny's been instrumental in the development of some of the hardest routes in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. He currently resides in Las Vegas where he can climb outside year around, but still trains and sets inside several days a week.