Luis Rivera

Age: 34, Years climbing: 14, Hometown: Foresta, Yosemite National Park, Favorite product: MIURA


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

I plug cams, clip bolts, and stack pads.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

5 years

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I want to continue to open routes in Yosemite and beyond.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I have a few first free ascents of big walls in Yosemite

Do you have any vices?

Yerba Matte and good food

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

The new experiences climbing and its community offer. The unknowns of first ascents. The endless climbing potential on this planet.

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

The adventure, exploration, and creativity involved in first ascents. The friendships that are established along the way.

What is your favorite movie?

This year it might be "Prometheus"

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Lucho - nickname for Luis

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

Epic 30+ hour sieges on El Cap, thankfully I have not done that in a while.

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

California, its home!

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

some free range chicken

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

pictures and music. Im constantly playing music in my head

What really scares you about climbing?

injuries suck and they can be scary

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

Fantasy Island

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

On an island somewhere with granite walls

Have no food or have no gasoline?

no gas, food is another one of my vices

Do you wish you had sexier feet?