Janet Wilkinson

Age: 29, Years climbing: 11, Hometown: New Hampshire, Favorite product: MIURA VS


Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

all of the above

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Since 2008

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

New free climbs in new places, repeat the classic established lines on mountains and cliffs i get to visit, stay healthy, keep learning, be well-rounded.

Do you have a claim to fame?

hmm, not that I know of...

Do you have any vices?

facebook, bacon and buying books

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

challenging what is possible, getting out of comfort zones

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

Fame, money and groupies definitely drive me to climb. Or maybe it is the lack thereof?

What is your favorite movie?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Jnut - I received it in college, it is has morphed to Nut, Nutter, etc over time too.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

Its probably a tie between college finals, long alpine routes and cross country driving. Though I think I have taken short naps in the midst of all of them.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Good question. I would have to say Arizona I guess - its always good to have your name be at the start of the alphabet, but you still get a 'z' in there too.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Chex Mix and an apple

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Depends what I am doing - while working, words; while climbing, pictures and music; while exercising, words and music.

What really scares you about climbing?

Heading into the unknown, or to the edge of my ability level, sometimes scares me. But once started, the fear usually goes away. That is probably part of why I like it so much.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

A Loose Nut

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Right where I am, in Madison NH. But if I could have multiple homes it would be NH, Argentina, California and Ohio (where most of my family is).

Have no food or have no gasoline?

Hmm. I could have more options with no gas I guess.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Not necessarily, but my little brother once asked my mom when i visited after a road trip "Mom, how is anyone going to ever want to marry Janet with her hands looking like that?"