Tommy Caldwell

Age: 31, Years climbing: 28, Hometown: Estes Park, CO, Favorite product: TC PRO

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

All of the above.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Nine years.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

The climbs come and go, but the pursuit to find my heart and push myself in the mountains is constant.

Do you have a claim to fame?

The guy who constantly looses his keys (including leaving them in the trunk door for a day or two).... and has free climbed eleven routes on El Cap.

Do you have any vices?


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

Can climbers really tick in the real world? On Man, I must be missing something.

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

The passion that at times makes me get out of bed at five in the morning and forget to eat breakfast because I am going climbing.

What is your favorite movie?

The Devil Wears Prada....I mean..Rocky 4.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

T-Bone...and sometimes my girl calls me puppy, but you'll get popped in the face if you try it.

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

50 hours. Because i am one of the few that find light and fast ascents in the mountains to be....uh... fun?

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

Kansas, Because if you set your expectations low, you are always pleasantly surprised....or right.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

While I prefer to eat nails for breakfast, my lunches are usually well balanced with fruits and veggies and a minimum of carbs.

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

80's love songs of course.

What really scares you about climbing?

The thought of slowing down someday and getting a "respectable" career.

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

The Odysizzle...for shizzle.

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

Estes Park, CO

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

My thick toenails and gnar growing around them ARE sexy.