Reed Hatch

Age: 32, Years climbing: 15, Hometown: Utah, Favorite product: MIURA

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

I am usually clipping bolts. But I am a rock climber so plugging and crashing are always a good time too.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

2014 is the third year.

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

I am not exactly sure. Right now I just want to send my current project. After that I will undoubtedly have another project. There are so many incredible lines out there in the world. I never really know if it is a lifetime goal until I have tried it. Then if I like it (and sometime even if I don't) it becomes my next lifetime goal.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I don't think so.... Maybe that I'm terrible at kneebars.

Do you have any vices?

Espresso and cookies

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

Not really sure what this question is asking. I just tick I guess, that is life. I like to go climbing. Also I'm an introvert if the question is trying to dig into my psychology or something.

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

There are so many amazing aspects to climbing. The great people and beautiful places for sure. But really I think that it is the trying and failing and trying until I succeed that keeps me coming back. It is a great way to learn what it takes to accomplish things in life.

What is your favorite movie?

The Dark Crystal

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

ReedO - not sure if there is any explanation other than it is easy to say. One syllable names always seem to need an extra little something.

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

Unknown. Also unknown, but it probably didn't have anything to do with climbing. Unless it was during the travels to get to some climbing.

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


What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Tuna sandwich at Kneaders. I like Kneaders because it starts with a K.

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

It would be a big mash up, a little lean on the words though.

What really scares you about climbing?

All the typical stuff, like falling. Or having something fall on me.

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


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

I haven't decided yet. Until I do I will just have to continue visiting new places.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No Gasoline.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

No, I am quite happy with what I have.