Age: 18, Years climbing: 7, Hometown: Indianapolis, IN, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA
Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?
Stack pads and clip bolts
How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?
This will be my third year
What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?
It's simple, but really, just to always have fun. I want to travel around the world to climb, experience new cultures, meet new people, and to inspire others. I want to always improve and always push myself to climb harder to reach my full potential. I also want to be a more well rounded climber and continue to wake up every morning knowing I'm the luckiest person to be able to do what I do.
Do you have a claim to fame?
Several consecutive one-arm pull ups
Do you have any vices?
Protein bars and... crimps!
What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?
Really just seeing people psyched to climb, trying hard, and enjoying what they do. Seeing others psyched and having a good time no matter what or how hard they are climbing always inspires me.
What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?
Always pushing myself to go one step harder or further. Setting a goal and doing what ever I can to achieve it.
What is your favorite movie?
Tie between Pitch Perfect and Austin Powers Goldmember
Do you have any nicknames? Explain:
BA and Lil Ray
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
25 hours - traveling to Yosemite
If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
Montana, because if you take away the "a" at the end, it kinda sounds like mountain... :)
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
Turkey sandwich, string cheese, apple and clementine, fruit snacks, almonds, and a protein bar
If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?
I would see pictures and hear words. And some psyched cheers here and there...I'm P-S-Y-C-H-E-D ;)
What really scares you about climbing?
Getting injured. And living up to expectations.
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
"Rachel, are you even a student here?"
Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?
Hmmm... probably on an airplane, so every morning I could wake up in a new climbing destination!
Have no food or have no gasoline?
Definitely no gasoline
Do you wish you had sexier feet?
La Sportiva is the solution (no pun intended) to having sexier feet :)