Jamie Chong

Age: 33, Years climbing: 18, Hometown: North Vancouver, Favorite product: PYTHON


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

I'm mostly a pad stacker, but often I'm quick to draw and sometimes I plug it in.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Almost ten years!

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I wanna be the guy who can keep up with the 20 year olds when I'm 50. My lifetime climbing goal is to climb my entire lifetime.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I'm infamous for being unfamous.

Do you have any vices?

Climbing when I should be working

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

For climbing it's the challenge - problem solving. I love the warm feeling of sendage. In the real world, I do my best to have a work/life balance.

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

My best friends are climbers. Being with them motivates me. Otherwise I just get excited for spectacular movement and cool features regardless of the grade.

What is your favorite movie?

Asking me my favorite movie is like asking me my favorite climb.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I don't like it when people call me names.

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

No sleep? Yeah right...

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

To some of you yanks, Canada is the 51st state, so I'd have to be named after CANADA.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Tacos from the coffee shop down the street. Tacos and coffee - an unlikely combination that works.

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

Probably music - chics singing melodies over liquid dubstep.

What really scares you about climbing?

I fear that one day climbing will take a friend away from me.

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

Unpaid Vacation

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

If I could climb full time, I'd say Europe. There's just sooo much great climbing. Otherwise, I love Vancouver too much.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

Duh, no gas. Gasoline is the vehicle to our World's demise.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

I wonder how many climbers have foot fetishes...