Abbey Smith

Age: 30, Years climbing: 15, Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, Favorite product: PYTHON

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

I primarily stack pads, but will clips bolts to climb a beautiful wall, and plug cams for exposure.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

11 years

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To be able to walk up to any boulder in the world and unlock the sequence with style and grace, and to progress the sport by taking bouldering to bigger and higher alpine venues.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I climb taller than I appear.

Do you have any vices?

Are chocolate, bacon and whiskey considered to be vices?

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

Making a dream a reality.

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

When I'm exploring and climbing beautiful formations in the unknown wilds of nature I feel alive.

What is your favorite movie?

All films directed and written by Wes Anderson.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Abba Zabba

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

Three days. Sleeping is one of my biggest challenges. I have an overactive mind.

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

Colorado because I was born and raised there and proud of it!

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Escargot, steak tartar, red wine, armagnac and espresso in Paris, France.

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

All the above. I'm constantly daydreaming.

What really scares you about climbing?

A career ending injury.

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?

I'm striving to eventually live in France, climbing on the gentle sandstone slopers in the magical Fontainebleau forest until the end of time.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Of course. I wear sexy Italian shoes to disguise my embarrassingly knobby toes.