Meagan Martin

Age: 24, Years climbing: Since 2001 , Hometown: Boulder, CO, Favorite product: SOLUTION


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

I mostly stack pads, but every now and then I like to clip bolts!

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

This is my first year as an athlete with La Sportiva, but I've loved the shoes for a long time.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I would like to consistently be placing in the top three in Bouldering competitions. I would also like to climb a V15, I think that would be cool.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I have huge hands, and on top of that I think my thumbs are double jointed, so i can pinch really wide pinches!

Do you have any vices?

I have the biggest sweet tooth... desserts just make me so happy.

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

As a climber I hate when I lose my lapis brushes.. it is always a sad day. In the real world one of the things that makes me tick is when you buy scissors and they make it impossible for you to get the scissors out of the plastic wrapping without scissors. It just doesn't make sense!

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

I took time away from climbing and during that time I had the opportunity to do other sports. I have always been involved in sports, but I have found that I truly have a passion for climbing, I just love it. I'm sure this won't come as a surprise, but I do love an audience, so it is nice to have that outlet available when it comes to comp climbing.

What is your favorite movie?

I am terrible at picking favorites and watching movies is one of my favorite things to do.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I have been called many different nicknames in my 24 years of life. My grandma started calling me Magoo when I was a kid. That nickname is still around, and it has also been altered into Megamoo (Sasha gets all the credit for that one). My mom and dad usually call me Meggie. The following nicknames exist as well: Meggles, Schmeg, Megs, Meg, Marty...etc.

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

I think I have only gone about 30 hours without sleep and it was due to traveling. Surprisingly I never pulled an all-nighter in college.

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

I feel like I have to say Florida because it is where I grew up. I think it sounds feminine enough.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Chicken Korma and Mac & Cheese from the Whole Foods hot bar! I swear it is the best combination ever!

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

An awesome montage of clips from films and tv shows would constantly be playing. It is quite chaotic in my brain, don't judge me if I randomly blurt out movie lines... it is normal for me.

What really scares you about climbing?

I would have to say that after experiencing a couple injuries I mostly fear having to take a break from climbing to heal.

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

Titles are so important, I'll have to think about this one a bit more.

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

I would love to live in Paris and miraculously be fluent in French.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

Have no gasoline!!! I love food way too much!

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

I kind of like my feet, but I do make sure that my toe nails are always painted! I am not sure what the nail looks like without polish anymore.