born: madison, wisconsin on aug 27, 1985
                                             height: 5 foot 5.5 inches
                          ape index: +1.5 inches
       climbing: for 10 years. since 2004
                                            stoke level: extreme
   discipline: sport climbing, trad,  big walls 
                     current residence: nomadic
                         where to call home: boulder / las vegas
diet: pescatarian
                    goals: too many
                dog: zeke

Long before I started rock climbing, I had a passion for the mountains. Nothing can humble, invigorate and inspire me like the experience of interacting with the grand mountains of the world. Although my Dad had encouraged me to explore climbing for years, it was not until I was 18 that I fell in love with rock climbing after trying bouldering as a form of cross training for downhill mountain bike racing.

Dawn Wall, Yosemite. ©Chris Alstrin 2012
From the very beginning of my journey with climbing I have continually pursued my limits and raced after goals. The experience has been life changing, and as a result I feel deeply indebted to the community and the natural world. Now climbing has emerged as a vehicle for travel (another strong passion of mine), a dynamic set of challenges and a lifestyle I very much enjoy.

During the summer of 2011, I took the logical next step in my pursuit of climbing by giving up any fixed address, buying a pick-up and hitting the road indefinitely. Now, with the helpful support of my sponsors, I'm motivated more than ever to stay traveling and climbing all year.

Since I started in 2004 my climbing has been in constant evolution. I've really learned to love the process involved with setting goals and striving to achieve them. Hard climbing is invariably defined by more failure than success, but every once and a while I manage to get things done-- the feeling of hard work rewarded with accomplishment is incredible; it's what keeps me going.

Below is a list of some of my successes over the years, with my all-time favorites in bold.
'Musta Been High' ©Andy Mann circa 2008

 Traditional / Walls
Evictor 12d R
Surf's Up 13a R
Freeline 13b R
Musta Been High 13c R/X
Country Boy Crack 13d
The Wasp 13a 
Book of Spells 12 FA
El Camino Real 12+
Dame Cookie 13c 
The Honeymoon is Over 13c V
Enter the Dragon 14a FA
The Almighty 14b R
Straight Out of the Ghetto 12+ R
Color Blind 13a R
Crystal Dawn 13d IV
Year of the Ox 13d R FA
Dark Star 13 R

 ≥ 5.14 
Sarchasm 14a
Third Millennium 13d/14a
Grand Ol Opry 14b
Honemaster Lambada 13d/14a
Vogue 14c
Primevil 14a
Busload of Faith 14a 
Shine 14a
Primetime to Shine 14a/b
Rodeo Free Europe 14a
Black Magic 14a FA
The Bleeding 14b
Lucifer 14c 
God's Own Stone 13d/14a flash 
50 Words for Pump 14c
Southern Smoke 14b
Thanatopsis 14b
Cherry Red 14a
Omaha Beach 14a flash 
Transworld Depravity 14a flash
Lightning 13d/14a
Thunder 14a 
China Climb 14b 
American Gangster 14b 
Blue Magic 14a 
Sea of Tranquility 14a 
Suprimo 14b FA
Badman 14a 
Scarface 14a 
Chemical Ali 14a
To Bolt or Not to Be 14a
Mr. Yuck 14a 
Extended Evil 14b 
Problem Child 14c
Motley Crux 14a
Zulu 14a 
Millennium 13d/14a
Mutton Bustin' 14a/b 
Dead Souls 14a 
Living the Dream 14a 
Roadside Prophet 14a 
Kryptonite 14d
Pure Imagination 14c FA
The Shocker 14b 
Twenty Four Karats 14c FA
100 Ounces of Gold 14a 
Mt Potosi 14a
Hold Your Fire 14b
Necessary Evil 14c 
F Dude 14a
Planet Earth 14a 
Horse Latitudes 14a 
Golden Direct 14c
Trunk Monkey 14a 
Just Do It 14c
New World Order 14c FA
Gerbil Horizons 14a FA
Dr. Evil 14a
Voodoo 14b FA
Doomsday 14a onsight 
Halfenheimer 14a
F'd in the A 14a flash
Plastic Shaman 14a
Wide World of Fitness 14b
Drive 14a
Dinosaur Highway 14a 
A.D.A.T.O. 14b 
Kurrgo 14a 
Moose Licks 14b
Bad Girls Club 14c/d
Planet X 14a/b 
The Crew 14c
Waka Flocka Flame 14b
Girl Talk 14b/c
Shadowboxing 14+ FA
Waka Flocka 14b 
Hogzilla 13d/14a FA
Supercharger 13d/14a
Le Rêve 14d FA
Atonement 14a/b FA
Direct Hit 14a
Le Galetas (??) 14b
Les Specialistes 14b
St Ange (??) 14a
La Chirurgien du Crepuscule 13d/14a
Archetype 14a
L'Arcadémicien 14b
Coraux de la Vie 14b/c FA
General Litzenhiemer 14b
Galactic Emperor 13d/14a
Porcelain 14b
The Catalyst 14b FA
Algorithm 14d FA
Enter the Dragon 14a traditional FA
Mission Impossible 14c
Mission Overdrive 14b FA
Unforgivable 14b/c
All Around Routine 14b
Hucking for Gold 14b
All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go 14a
Hasta La Vista 14c
Kill 'em All 14a/b
King Thing 14a
Genetic Drifter 14c
Moonshine 14d
The Almighty 14b traditional
Berserker 13d/14a 
Gold Digger 14a
Vesper 14a FA
Manhattan Project 13d/14a FA
Better Living Through Chemistry 14b/c FA
Stalk and Ambush 14c/d FA
Spitting Venom 14c FA
Super Tweak 14b
Picket Fence 14b
Mango Tango 14a
Trebuchet 14b
Coal Train 14a
Proper Soul 14a flash
Lord Voldemort 14a
La Lune 14d FA
Spectrum 14c FA
The Sacred and Profane 14c FA
Breakin' the Law 14a/b
Old World Lullaby 14a/b
The Present 14a
The Incredible Huck 14b
Slaughterhouse Five 14b/c
Magnum Opus 13d/14a
Air France 14a FA
Agony and Ecstasy 13d/14a
Biographie 15a
Lülü 14d
Dures Limites 14b
Chronique de la Haine Ordinaire 14b
Black Bean 13d/14a 
Speed Intégrale 14d
Euphorie 14a flash
Quattro Stagioni 14b 
Putain le System 14b
Hexenküche 13d/14a
Trümmelbach 14a
Hybris 14c
Amber 14a/b
No Sika, No Cry 13d/14a
Mean Streak 14a 
Insurrection 14b/c
The Big Smile 14b 
Mind Your Manors 14b FA
A Date with She-Ra 14a FA
Off to Be the Wizard 14c FA
Big Bad Wolf 14a 
Titan 14a 
Parellel Universe 14a
Cold War 14a
Livin Astro 14c 
Steady Slobbin' 14b
Super Nova 14b
China Beach 14b
Dr. No 13d/14a
Tears of Unfathomable Sadness 14a 
Southern Comfort 14a 

Route of All Evil 14b
Zeal for Zion 14a FA
La Rambla 15a 
El Mon de Sofia 14a

500+  5.13's 

2009 Golden Piton for Breakaway Success
2012 Golden Piton for Most Productive
2013 Runner Up, 'Best New Route' DPM Ed's Choice 
2014 Runner Up, 'America, F*%K Yeah!' DPM Ed's Choice