Vasya Vorotnikov

Age: 22, Years climbing: 13, Hometown: Newark, Delaware, Favorite product: SOLUTION


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

I clip bolts, stack pads, and crush (no ice).

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Since 2003

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Keep reaching new limits by climbing stunning high-difficulty routes.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I climb hard umm... and I'm going for a PhD.

Do you have any vices?

I leave chalk on all of my climbs.

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

I try to get away from the "real world"

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

What doesn't? Everything about it, probably besides the money... not much there at the moment.

What is your favorite movie?

tough one, I love movies... gonna go with pulp fiction (can't go wrong with bruce willis)

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Full name Vasiliy --> Vasya --> Vas whichever one you can pronounce...

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

3 days, nights. Physics project, getting visa to Spain, and something to do with a linearity final as a sophomore in college.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?


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

You'd see pictures of the crux of the route I'd like to get done with equations and Fortran syntax all over it

What really scares you about climbing?

Climbing high

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

Starsky and Vasya

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

Slade, KY

Have no food or have no gasoline?

no food. i drive a lot as embarrassed as I am to admit it.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

yes, all the time. Thanks for asking.