Todd Helgeson has over 23 years of climbing experience in nearly all aspects of rock. He began climbing in New Mexico, cutting his teeth at Cochiti Mesa, Soccorro, and the Enchanted Tower. He then moved to Laramie, Wyoming and dove headfirst into Traditional climbing at Vedauwoo, and progressing up to 12- Trad and slab climbing. He then moved back to Alaska, and began developing the bouldering here in Alaska. Over the years he has been one of the most prolific developer in Bouldering, as well as establishing the first v10, v11, and v12 in Alaska. He has also put up many of the hardest sport routes in Alaska, including nearly half of the 5.13 routes in South-central AK. He is drawn to the complexity of movement, the physical challenge, and understanding the rock that is involved in hard outdoor climbing.