Bob Bolton

Age: 51, Years climbing: 48, Hometown: Glendora, CA, Favorite product: TC PRO

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

Crush pads, stack ice...pretty much anything I can get my hands on

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

two years, although I've used Sportiva produts forever.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To stay above ground and continue to enjoy the climbing and the people.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Alcohol tolerance.

Do you have any vices?

See above.

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

Love, coffee, sex, red meat, music, good books.

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

The FUN.

What is your favorite movie?

Casablanca...or Blue Velvet

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Big bob...I'm kinda big.

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

Three days and I'd rather not say.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

A double-double animal style and fries.

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

Music. Anything from the Butthole surfers to Debussy.

What really scares you about climbing?

The thought of another bivi in the back of a Volvo with Ed Sampson.

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

There and back again.

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


Have no food or have no gasoline?

No food

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

C'mon...I've got really pretty feet. For a man.