Dylan Barks

Age: 16, Years climbing: 3, Hometown: Ann Arbor Michigan, Favorite product: SOLUTION

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

I mainly focus on bouldering and sport climbing, doing competitions as well as outdoors for both.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Officially since January 1st 2011.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To continuously progress in my climbing and to stay healthy and injury free.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Not really.

Do you have any vices?

Top Gear reruns.

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


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

None of that stuff. What drives me is working to achieve a goal that I have set for myself. It gives my something to strive for and to focus on when training.

What is your favorite movie?

Napoleon Dynamite...gosh!

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

D Barks Tell'em...That's my rapper name.

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

probably 20 hours traveling or just trying to stay up.

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

Washington. It sounds very official.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

The usual turkey sandwich and a Cliff Bar.

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

Music most likely. Something with a good beat.

What really scares you about climbing?

Not being able to do it. I don't know what I would do if for some reason I wasn't able to climb.

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


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

Anywhere out west, but preferably Colorado.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

no Gas. I could just hitch hike to the climbing areas.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Yes. They're kind of gross.