Cole Fennel

Age: 28, Years climbing: 11, Hometown: Fayetteville, AR, Favorite product: MIURA VS


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

Sport climbing is the only style of climbing I pursue year round. I generally take one big trad climbing trip per year, though, and I boulder when its too cold to sport climb.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

January 2010

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Freeing El Cap is a goal thats always in the back of my mind. I'm definitely psyched on more international travel too--more specifically sport climbing at the european meccas.

Do you have a claim to fame?

No, but everyone reading this should go buy one of my guidebooks on Arkansas climbing at!!!!! For those of you who are wondering how someone from Arkansas is literate enough to write a book--don't worry its been edited by a learned man.

Do you have any vices?

Beer. I hate to be cliche, but its true.

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


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

Ca$$$$h money!!!

What is your favorite movie?

We aint got TV's in Arkansas.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Randy Bo Bandy. No need to explain.

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

I'm not sure. I've definitely pulled some all nighters on big objectives.

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

Anything but Missouri!

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?


What really scares you about climbing?

As I get older, everything about climbing scares me.

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

Not sure, but I can assure it would not be worth watching.

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

Depends on my mood. For the US, I rotate between somewhere on the west slope, the front range, Vegas, and Fayetteville WV.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No food. You can always huff gas for calories.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

I wish I had sexier everything.