Shannon Joslin

Age: 23, Years climbing: 3, Hometown: Davis, CA, Favorite product: SOLUTION


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

I stack pads--I can’t reach most the start holds.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

Under a thousand hours

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Repeating nearly every problem I get to the top of once—I need to know most of them aren’t flukes.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Primarily making food and being a hobbit.

Do you have any vices?

I straight up binge on homemade granola.

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

Physical exertion outside of rock climbing.

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

Endless maple covered bacon before heading out into the boulders? Or the endless pursuit of pushing myself on rock in areas of the world I would have never seen. It’s a toss up, really.

What is your favorite movie?

It depends on the date and time.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Noodle-- I had a thing with noodled dishes for a while-- and Shannoninity – attributed to Jesse Bonin’s insanity on rainy days in Rocklands.

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

Somewhere over 50 hours. I had a 24 hour layover in Amsterdam on my way home from Rocklands and had to make the most of it.

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

All of New England, all at once.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Banana walnut granola.

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

I’d be picturing words.

What really scares you about climbing?


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

Good question—my life IS a movie, staring Martin Freeman, called The Hobbit.

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

I’d live under The Rhino in Rocklands.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

No gasoline, hands down.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Nope, just fewer hang nails.