Age: 30, Years climbing: 9, Hometown: Boulder, Colorado, Favorite product: KATANA LACE
Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?
All of the above, though I’m happiest plugging gear.
How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?
Four fantastic years.
What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?
My primary goal is to keep climbing and pushing myself as long as I am inspired to do so. I hope that climbing, in some form, will always be a passion of mine and continue to provide an amazing way to live and see the world.
Do you have a claim to fame?
I am extremely and inherently lazy. The majority of my personal accomplishments – climbing and otherwise – have materialized through the fascinating juxtaposition of high motivation and a constant desire to take naps.
Do you have any vices?
Catering to the whims of my spoiled dog. She owns me and she knows it.
What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?
I love to be challenged and to be forced to act outside of my comfort zone. I am generally attracted to both climbing and life experiences that keep complacency at bay.
What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?
I love that climbing is a constant learning process. There are always new challenges and you are constantly learning about yourself and what you are capable of. I love that it motivates me to challenge myself, to push the limits of my comfort zone, and to try hard.
What is your favorite movie?
Ordinary People, Rushmore, All About My Mother.
Do you have any nicknames? Explain:
Nope. I was traumatized in high school by the nickname “Flemwad” and have refused to acknowledge any play on my name since.
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
I’ve pulled 30 hours for epic travel sequences a number of times, though a solid nine hours of sleep a night is a pretty high priority in my world.
If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
My heart beats strongest for my home state of Massachusetts, but that would be a rather unfortunate name. Let’s go with Nevada.
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
A banana, some cashews, a Snickers, and some carrots.
If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?
What really scares you about climbing?
Losing friends. And rappelling.
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
Adventures and Contradictions
Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?
Have no food or have no gasoline?
Has anyone ever said no food?
Do you wish you had sexier feet?