Music: Grimes, Bad Religion
Quote: The mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious. ~ Terry Pratchett
Movie: City of God
Book: Sweet Thursday
Climbing since: 1998
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Hobbies: Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee
Music: Pretty much everything but country
Vacation: Anywhere I can climb
Movie: Donnie Darko
Book: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Quote: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” -Spock
Climbing since: March 2006
Hometown: Rhode Island
Hobbies: Looking for boulders
Music: Old school rap, punk
Vacation: Squamish BC
Movie: Mind Gym
Quote: “You can fail at something you don’t want, so may as well take the chance on doing what you love” and “You need to want to succeed as bad as you want to breath”
Climbing since: I was 5 years old
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Hobbies: Climbing, Photography, Skiing
Music: Electronic, Classic Rock, Rap
Vacation: Backpacking through Europe
Movie: The Prestige
Book: Life of Pie
Quote: “All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” Pink Floyd
Climbing since: 2005
Luis Serrano Bellido
Hometown: Jaén, Spain.
Hobby: Climbing, running, reading, playing music, beer.
Music: Rock, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, pretty much everything.
Vacation: South America
Quote: A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison
Movie: Pulp Fiction
Book: The Pillars of the Earth
Climbing since: 1998
Hometown: Arcata, California
Hobbies: I draw and ride my bike when i am not climbing. I super into building structures and taking driftwood and rocks from beaches, also i am kind of a gleaner.
Music: Lately I have been listening to Louis Armstong, Louis Prima, Al Green, Shakey Graves, and Them Crooked Vultures.
Vacation: I don’t really know if i vacation… I mostly go on climbing trips.
Movie: Drunken Master with Jackie Chan
Book: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a pretty rad book and there is a dog named Puke!
Quote: “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.” – Bill Murray
Climbing since: 2011
Hometown: Colorado Springs
Hobby: Drawing (when I’m not climbing)
Music: Mostly folk and bluegrass
Vacation: Dream vacation is Rocklands, South Africa
Quote: “If the moon, in the act of completing its eternal way around the Earth, were gifted with self-consciousness, it would feel thoroughly convinced that it was traveling its way of its own accord…. So would a Being, endowed with higher insight and more perfect intelligence, watching man and his doings, smile about man’s illusion that he was acting according to his own free will.” -Einstein
Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Book: Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Climbing Since: 2011
Hometown: Lake Tahoe, CA
Hobby: fly fishing, biking, skateboarding
Music: soul, old R&B, funk
Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Book: Huckleberry Finn
Climbing since: 2008
Hometown: Navy Brat – I’ve spent most of my life in Southern California, Japan, Maryland, and Colorado.
Hobbies: Reading best-of-craiglist, running, exploring, getting to know people, beer, cruising on bikes, and “tiny living,” which is basically tidying up the minivan.
Music: Electronic and folk mainly. Is NPR music?
Vacation: Sport climbing in Spain for a season.
Quote: “There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.” – Jeannete Winterson
Book: 9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistake by Dave Macleoud, non-climbing book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
Climbing since: 2008
Hometown: Longwood, Florida
Hobby: Bouldering, Esports
Music: Drum and bass, rap, electronic
Quote: The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun.
Movie: 12 Angry Men
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire series
Climbing since: October 2011
Hometown: Melbourne Beach, Florida
Hobby: Art, although luckily I get to call it a profession too.
Music: Grateful Dead particularly 1969 and 90’s Hip-Hop
Vacation: Somewhere new, anywhere with rocks… I’m not picky as long as I can climb I’d be psyched! Still never been to Hueco… if you are going this winter let me know.
Quote: “Goonies Never Say Die”
Movie: The Goonies
Book: “Food of the Gods” Terence McKenna
Climbing since: 2001