Matt McCormick

Age: 33, Years climbing: 20, Hometown: Huntington, VT, Favorite product: SOLUTION

blogs:
http://mattmccormickclimbing.blogspot.com
https://www.instagram.com/mattemccormick/

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

All of the above! I've always been motivated to push myself in all aspects of climbing.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Since 2010

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I love meeting climbers twice or more my age who are still progressing and carrying that passion for the sport. I want to be that person, still motivated and climbing many many years from now.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Nope. I'd say I fall under 'Jack of all trades, master of none' category.

Do you have any vices?

Espresso and cookies.

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

Surrounding myself with positive and motivated people both in climbing and the rest of my life.

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

The passion for the process. Getting up at 4 a.m. to go and try new routes that I'm unsure will even go. Meeting people all around the world with the same common passion.

What is your favorite movie?

The Big Lebowski

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

McCormitron... Ask Kamitses.

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

Aside from a couple shiver bivvies, I once drove cross country from Vermont to Yosemite in 3 days. That was about the least sleep I've ever gone on.

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

New Hampshire... "Live free or Die!"

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

A massive salad.

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

Music for sure...

What really scares you about climbing?

Looking back and having regrets about something I could have tried or somewhere I could've gone. Losing friends in the mountains.

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

Noreaster

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

Right here in New England.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No food. I drive a lot!

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

I kinda like my feet the way they are...