Kyle Dempster

Age: 27, Years climbing: 16, Hometown: Salt Lake City, Favorite product: MIURA


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

I've done it all but ice smashing seems to be my latest pursuit.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Since the Ouray ice fest, 2011

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

to become an old man with tons of sweet stories of adventure, suffering, and summits

Do you have a claim to fame?

I claim to be a pretty mellow dude, with a deep love for life and yearning heart for adventure.

Do you have any vices?

red wine, chocolate, and wherever the evening goes from there. coffee in the a.m.

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

Splitter white sierra granite, fragil smears accessed by steep rock. In the real world, friends, good food, laughing.

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

Dancing with fear and learning from that experience.

What is your favorite movie?

Just saw Black Swan, not too bad.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

The Bruiser, Alpine Silverback. I'm a mog.

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

46hrs. Pushing Lunar Ecstacy on the Capitan. In August with one gallon of water. Pure suffering.

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

Utah, Jonny Utah. Vaya con dios, Bodie.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?


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

A thought monitor?

What really scares you about climbing?

Avalanches, death. But not as much as a sedentary life.

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


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


Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Hell no, I'm wearing sportiva.