Renan Ozturk

Age: 32, Years climbing: 12, Hometown: USA, Favorite product: MIURA


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

mostly plug cams

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

3 years

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

alpine first ascents in remote regions

Do you have a claim to fame?

north six shooter onsight free solo back in the day...

Do you have any vices?

electronics, coffee, the internet

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

creative expression

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

the adventures! interaction with inspiring and distant cultures and landscapes.

What is your favorite movie?


Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Naner, Nando, Ray, REO, Oznan, Renanamyous.. I've had a lot nicknames over the years.

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

Probably 30 straight hours on a push up the Shield on El Cap.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

egg/broccoli/cheese burrito

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

pictures & music....not many words

What really scares you about climbing?

freezing to death slowly or death by avalanche

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

The Junk Show

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

Pretty psyched on Boulder right now

Have no food or have no gasoline?


Do you wish you had sexier feet?