Paul Dusatko

Age: 40, Years climbing: 25, Hometown: Denver, CO, Favorite product: SOLUTION


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

Started as a tradie, morphed into a Sporto, and now I mainly wrestle pebbles!

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

5 years.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Develop new crags, play a critical role in the health and growth of the climbing industry, climb V14 and 5.14.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Produced Inertia 1&2 and 5 other award winning climbing films. Developed the “Wave Wall” climbing wall design, climbed in Hueco in 1995, Survived a ruptured Esophagus. Climbed my first V12 at age 39…. also, I’m 40 years old and still psyched!

Do you have any vices?

Climbing, Surfing, Electronic Music, and my insanely hot fiancé.

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

A strong desire to motivate others and create healthy environments for climbers to achieve their goals.

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

Grades, 8a, free gear, and internet spray... Actually climbing is a true addiction for me I am happy i found it instead of other addictive paths.

What is your favorite movie?

I have two: Dumb And Dumber and Buffalo 66.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

PDiddy cause I’m a producer. PDrizzle cause I’m old. Apostle Paul cause I’m a DJ. Pauly D cause I’m a bro, bro!

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

24 hours on a way too small for 2 dudes El Cap ledge - hordes of people above us attempting The Nose in the middle of summer dropping everything from poop bags to fruit cocktail on our heads while we tried to sleep.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Meat and Veggies... goin' Paleo Bro!

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

Pictures of the future.

What really scares you about climbing?

The uneducated Goob.

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

Simple Jack.

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


Have no food or have no gasoline?

No food. Gasoline = getting to the crag!

Do you wish you had sexier feet?