Age: 19, Years climbing: 5.5, Hometown: Knoxville, Favorite product: SOLUTION
Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?
Clip bolts, stack pads, and working on plugging cams...
How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?
Not long enough! (Since Jan 2014)
What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?
Make a difference on a global scale for the climbing community, climb a big wall, compete in an international competition and of course climb at least v13!
Do you have a claim to fame?
Always having change in my chalk bag! When I started climbing I would pick up coins that were heads up on the ground and put them in my chalk bag...I've been doing that ever since.
Do you have any vices?
Chocolate...I ate it for dinner once...or twice
What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?
Climbing is all problem solving, whether you are trad climbing or just trying to figure out a move. It is a great way to challenge yourself while having the ability to feel and understand your body. It is a great way to keep yourself physically and mentally happy.
What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?
The genuine camaraderie of the climbing community definitely pushes me to achieve my goals. It gives me the opportunity to incorporate climbing into every aspect of my life.
What is your favorite movie?
Pitch Perfect, The Hangover, The Avengers, Harry Potter.....I can't pick just one!
Do you have any nicknames? Explain:
Nugget, Nugnug, Nugggy, Rin, Young Rinneth, Rinrin...its a long story.
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
24 hours, arrived in France in the morning and had to go exploring!
If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
Mississippi....its fun to spell out loud!
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
Oatmeal, apples with almond butter, and chips with hummus...it was more of a brunch
If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?
Probably all three at some point in the day, not all at once!
What really scares you about climbing?
Letting it get the best of me, along with falling on trad and getting injured!
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
"Rin on the rocks, shaken not stirred"
Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?
Banff National Park in the summer and Boulder, CO for the rest of the time!
Have no food or have no gasoline?
No gas....ride the bus!
Do you wish you had sexier feet?
What the shape of the men's solutions aren't sexy?!