Kyle Mcfarland

Age: 22, Years climbing: 9, Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA

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

My main focus is clipping bolts, but lately I find myself stacking pads a lot more...I hope i'm not converting to a boulderer.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

2011 will be my first season with a lot more to come I hope!

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To continually better myself as far as my climbing goes, to always find new weaknesses and try to strengthen them. I hope to continue finding new routes and problems to put up and to make climbing as accessible to future generations as possible.

Do you have a claim to fame?

The only thing that comes to mind is my ability to preach healthy eating habits to younger climbers and turn around and destroy a box of gushers, and wash them down with a box of capri suns!

Do you have any vices?

Sadly yes, I admit to checking my facebook as much as possible on climbing trips...its sad I know, but I am seeking out psychological help

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

Climbing has always been the thing in my life that doesn't get boring or easy. Every time I climb, I find something to improve on. This is why I love it! I will never master it, climbing will always require 100% of my effort and attention if I am to succeed. Having to really focus and give all my effort, thats what makes me tick, both as a climber and in the real world.

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

Oh it's all about the money, after this bio gets posted I'm off to buy a couple hummers and a maybe a Lambo or two!

What is your favorite movie?

To list just a few: Snatch, Lucky Number Slevin, Boondock Saints, Ace Ventura, and almost any Disney movie ever created.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Well there are a couple. Apparently I am a travel size version of my old coach and longtime friend Kevin Branford, so I was dubbed the name Mini Me, or Mini. And many of my friends here in Salt Lake know me as Princess...well basically cause I am a tiny princess I suppose.

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

At least two or three days, and for no significant reason at all, just a dumb idea me and some friends came up with back in the day....too long with out sleep though!

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

Boulder...isn't boulder it's own state yet?

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Yesterday I had a poor excuse for a cheese steak sandwich, but what do you expect being so far from Philly.

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

A completely useless stream of hip hop playing in the background of climbing beta, mixed with various images of delicious looking cakes.

What really scares you about climbing?

The fact that one day I won't be able to do it any more. The idea of my body getting more and more destroyed until I can't climb. That is really scary to me.

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

Super Bad

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

I would have places set up all over the best climbing destinations in the world, and I would make Rifle, CO my home base for sure.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

I don't like either solution at all! but I guess if I didn't have gas I could eat myself into a food coma until I forget about the lack of gas.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

No, but I hear a rumor that Sportiva athlete Rocco Bocchicchio is making his come back as a male foot model...if so he will be the hottest thing out there since the piano key neck tie.