Sean McColl

Age: 22, Years climbing: 12, Hometown: my parents house, Favorite product: SOLUTION


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

I mostly clip bolts and throw around pads but I have be known to try and plug in gear. My main focus is the competition scene.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

I've been with La Sportiva since 2007.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Ever since I've seen the level at a World Cup, I've always dreamed of winning one one day.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I climbed 5.14 at age 12 and I'm 5 time Junior World Champion.

Do you have any vices?

Where to start... Let's say eating Candy and Computer Gaming.

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

I like the challenge of a competition and climbing new and unique problems. I love the feeling of climbing new moves for the first time ever.

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

The best feeling in the world for me are two things. The first is the feeling when you top out your finals route in a competition and you know you've just won. The second is the feeling of finally completing a project after many hours or days of work.

What is your favorite movie?

The Boondock Saints.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I've never had a nickname that lasted more than a week.

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

I think around 3 days is the longest without sleep. It was a combination of a grad event and traveling to a competition in the same few days.

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

I don't even know all 50 states... Now if we were talking about Canadian provinces and territories...

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Dim Sum with my whole family.

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

You'd probably see a man trying to solve the infinite number of PI on a chalkboard.

What really scares you about climbing?

When something bad happens to a climber by total fluke and you think... that could have been me.

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

You probably can't do it, it's hard.

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

That's the beauty of living out of your car, you get to live in so many different places.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No Gasoline, you can't live without food, and I'm happy staying in one place for a while.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Contrary to most climbers, my feet are not outrageously ugly.