Matt Klotz

Age: 26, Years climbing: 8, Hometown: Chicago, IL, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA

I do not have one.

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

Clip bolts and stack pads.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

2013 will be my first season.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To continually push my limits and see how far I can progress as a climber. Establishing a couple first acents and sending some 5.15’s would be nice as well.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Not really.

Do you have any vices?

Youtube videos and Ink Master on Spike TV.

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

Pushing my limits and realizing goals I didn’t think possible.

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

The aesthetics of the outdoors and being able to interact with the beauty and simplicity found in nature is what motivates me the most as a climber. The clarity of mind climbing can provide is also a strong motivator.

What is your favorite movie?

Anything with Jimmy Stewart.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:


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

48 hours give or take, in college studying for finals.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

The same thing I have everyday.

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

All of the above, I have an overactive mind.

What really scares you about climbing?

Falling and hitting the ground.

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

No Satisfaction.

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

Bellagio, Italy.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?