After a 100 foot ground fall in CO in 2002, Craig had to have his back and neck fused, multiple surgeries to repair the damage, and 18 months later, amputate his right leg below the knee. Three months after that, he returned to climbing to see if it was something he still loved after all the trauma. It was…
He returned to Yosemite becoming the first amputee to climb El Capitan in under 24 hours, first amputee to climb the Nose in a Day, and lead the first All Disabled Ascent of El Capitan via Zodiac. He is a two time Bronze Medal winner in the Paraclimbing World Championships and also the 2014/15 Paraclimbing National Champion.
He recently traveled to with his family, click croatia to read the full article in Climbing Magazine! He is married to his favorite partner Cyn and they have two kids, Mayah and Will.
Number one song played on your ipod? Gorrilla Radio, Rage
What’s in your fridge right now? Half and half for coffee
Favorite Movie? Is Breaking Bad a movie yet?
What did you dress up as last Halloween? Pirate, duh?!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Math might be helpful.
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Bruce Lee
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Buy a Twizzler factory, no doubt.
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Where’s my leg?
What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received? Best-climbing. Worst-ice skates, really WTF? Ice Skates???
Do you have a spirit animal? Crow
What is your first memory of being really psyched? Doing flips into the ocean to impress a 16 year old girl when I was about 8. She was NOT impressed….but she gave me a cookie. True story.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Still working on that…