Age: 33, Years climbing: 11, Hometown: Minneapolis, MN, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA
Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?
Clip bolts, stack pads, plug cams a few times a year and crack whips. I miss that little round ice that you could get at fast food joints.
How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?
What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?
Keep it healthy, fun and magical.
Do you have a claim to fame?
Maybe ask my mom, she’ll come up with something.
Do you have any vices?
I’m a human being. Duh.
What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?
The next big project.
What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?
Striving for the next moment where all that other &%$# fades away. You know what I mean.
What is your favorite movie?
Seven or Life Aquatic
Do you have any nicknames? Explain:
I wish. I’m the guy who nicknames everyone, especially all the kids I coach. But nothing has stuck back. Bummer.
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?
26 hours. Cause I missed my girl and I just needed to keep driving.
If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
Well, I reckon Dakota would make sense. But I’d prefer Vermont.
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
Peppered turkey sandwich with some chunky good, multi-grain bread; layered with Lemonaise, muenster cheese, jalapeno peppers, spinach and heaps of avocado. Slurp.
If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?
Well, you would of course see a hamster with a wolverine costume on, running on a golden wheel carved from the center of a hurricane and wound with sugar snap pea tendrils from the old days.
What really scares you about climbing?
Super serious climbers. And myself going for the redpoint burn at my limit. Eeeesh.
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
"Fake It Till You Make It." Or, "Don’t Worry, I'll Just Get More Coffee."
Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?
Spearfish Canyon, SD.
Have no food or have no gasoline?
I see the popular choice is no gas. But being from Dallas, SD? I’m gonna need some gas to get my ass at least NEAR some climbing. Maybe I’ll have some gas left over to sell then buy food?
Do you wish you had sexier feet?
Tell that to my toenail fungus. (You know who you are out there).