Mikel Cronin

Age: 42, Years climbing: 22, Hometown: Black Hills of South Dakota, Favorite product: SOLUTION

blog:
www.blackhillsclimbingguide.com

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

Mainly clip bolts. Play with pads and cams a bit and only crush ice for gin and tonic's.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

4 years

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To always have fun and continue to put in great routes.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Big hands!

Do you have any vices?

Just the one mounted to my work bench.

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

I don't understand the question.

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

All of the above.

What is your favorite movie?

Hotdog

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

The Custodian. I'm always cleaning or fixing something. I think I may have a bit of OCD.

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

48 hours. Being a firefighter can have long hours.

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

Alabama. I could then be called Al.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Peanut Butter Crunch Cliff Bar with a bit of limestone drill dust on top.

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

pictures

What really scares you about climbing?

Bad gear

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

Dazed and Confused

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

Spain

Have no food or have no gasoline?

gasoline, I can ride my bike to the crag.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

My feet define sexy.