Sterling Athletes Team
Name: Nik Berry
How did you get started climbing? A friend asked me to go bouldering one day and I had nothing else to do. Ever since then I have become obsessed.
How old were you when you started? 19
Who or what inspired you to start climbing? I have always thought it was cool but it was really my friends who got me into it and hanging out with them was a great bonus.
Who served as your inspiration in life? The people who inspire me have always been the ones who are pushing themselves to complete exhaustion and are extremely passionate about what they are doing. With that being said Tommy Caldwell is by my biggest inspiration.
What was your first outdoor climb? A V1 slab in Little Cottonwood
What do you do when you’re not climbing? Run, swim, hike, snowboard, and study.
Any training advice or suggestions? Don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.
What do you feel is your best accomplishment, outside of climbing? I got 3rd in state in cross country in high school.
What do you feel is your best accomplishment within climbing? Salathe, what a route!
If you could have 1 superpower what would it be? Be a super genius.
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? Pakistan would be safe, we would get a president that would do what they say they are going to do, and the United States would understand debt.
What was your favorite childhood cartoon? Tom and Jerry
Shameless self-promotion – http://nikberry.blogspot.com/
Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Watt Photography