Sterling Athletes Team
Name: Pat Goodman
How did you get started climbing? My neighbor needed somebody to take pictures for a high school project he was working on regarding the dynamics of rope work - I guess you could say I started as a poser.
How old were you when you started? 12
Who or what inspired you to start climbing? Climbing Magazine Issue no. 115, Peter Croft on The Sword (5.13c) at Squamish Chief. I thought to myself "I could never do that, but I gotta try!"
Who served as your inspiration in life? My family.
What was your first outdoor climb? School Room 5.3, at X Rock in Durango CO.
What do you do when you're not climbing? Install/design custom hardwood floors.
Any training advice or suggestions? If you're serious about getting fit, employ the expertise of a professional fitness instructor. Try not to do the same routine over and over, especially campusing and hit strips. Don't forget to eat good, fresh, homegrown food!
What do you feel is your best accomplishment, outside of climbing? Volunteering my time to help worthy non-profit organizations.
What do you feel is your best accomplishment within climbing? Staying safe, helping to inspire the best in others and working hard to keep the crags and mountains clean and OPEN.
Favorite quote? Just when you think you have the answer, they change the question.
If you could have 1 superpower what would it be? Getting people to see past each others differences and quit squabbling.
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? (no wishing for more wishes) All people to be fair and respectful with one another. Adventures in outer space. Stay healthy.
What was your favorite childhood cartoon? Probly Scooby Doo.