Age: 19, Years climbing: 11, Hometown: Unfortunately, Dallas, TX, Favorite product: SOLUTION
Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?
Crushing ice is for refrigerators. And plugging cams is for....trad climbers. I'm all about the sport-cliff dancing and pebble wresting.
How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?
I am a new athlete on the 2011 team, and I'm very psyched to be here for many more!
What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?
aside from big numbers and winning comps, I want to travel to every corner of the globe to climb at the most exotic destinations. Like Hawaii. I would also like to increase the influence I have as a team coach in my hometown and bring as many kids into this incredible sport as I can, so they can experience the same amazing things I have.
Do you have a claim to fame?
Hueco Tanks Iron Palm Pull Up Champion 2010. That is without a doubt my greatest achievement.
Do you have any vices?
What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?
I run on my motivation for the next climbing trip on the horizon. Right now I cant stop thinking about this summer in the Rocklands, it fuels everything I'm doing.
What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?
My car drives me to.... Oh wait. Definitely the money.
What is your favorite movie?
Ill tell you what movies I don't like...ones that are filmed in amazing climbing areas, because my focus for the movie is completely gone and I'm pissed off that I'm not there climbing.
Do you have any nicknames? Explain:
BA. Scholars lost the meaning of the acronym centuries ago, but they do maintain that it could be anything from "Big Ass," "Bad Ass," "Belligerent Alcoholic," " Baby Aspirin," "British Airways," "Bad Attitude," "Bel Aire (as in Fresh Prince)," or they could just be my initials.
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
definitely over 48 hours, definitely studying.
If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
Canada, so then I could change my name to America.
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
I call it the bacon-copia. http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kygwuiygIG1qzvnxpo1_500.jpg
If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?
I wouldn't dare hook up a thought monitor to my head.
What really scares you about climbing?
not being able to do it anymore. Ive never had an injury for my 11 years of climbing, and I've never taken longer than a month off ever, so I don't think i could survive a finger injury. Withdrawals would probably get the best of me.
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 2. Comes out July 15.
Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?
Barcelona, España. They party so hard.
Have no food or have no gasoline?
No food. There's quite enough calories in gasoline to keep me going.
Do you wish you had sexier feet?
Feet don't get sexier than mine.