Nik Berry

Age: 26, Years climbing: 7, Hometown: SLC, UT, Favorite product: TC PRO


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

One of the aspects of climbing that I enjoy so much is all the types of climbing there are. I love doing all types of climbing from scrambling ridge traverses to one move wonder boulders.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

This will be my third year working with La Sportiva.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Climbing has always been about having fun to me while trying to push my limits both mentally and physically. My goal is to make sure climbing is always something I want to do not something I have to do.

Do you have a claim to fame?

That would require me to have some fame so I have to say nay.

Do you have any vices?

La Croix sparking water. I am particularly partial to the Berry flavor. Weird Berry like Berry water.

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

My favorite part of climbing is putting myself in a very committing situation and climbing my way out of it.

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

El Cap is the piece of rock that is constantly inspiring me to push myself.

What is your favorite movie?

Wedding Crashers

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:


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

About 45 hours. In Yosemite I climbed Golden Gate over night because it was 90 degrees and way too hot to climb in the day time.

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

Montana because it roughly means mountains in Latin.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Barley and smoked oysters(I am on the road)

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

You would see pictures since I am a very visual person but there may be some music thrown in as well.

What really scares you about climbing?

What scares me most about climbing is that climbing is becoming so safe that it may loose the spirit that it once had.

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

When Lame got Lamer

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

SLC is a pretty amazing place and I am happy to be where I am.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gas. If I had food I could figure out a way to get where I wanted to be.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

I have earned my ugly feet and would not change them.