Prior to 2004, one was more likely to see Charlie Andrews doing homework on the floor of the climbing gym than see him climbing. Not much has changed, but now he climbs. After a few years of watching his sister Emily have all the fun, Charlie started climbing with her and competing through USAClimbing. Progressing from Youth Regionals to the Adult World Championships, Charlie received the North Face Young Gun award for his dedication to the sport and upstanding character. In 2012 he completed his longtime project Lateralus in Malibu Creek with a few months to spare before graduating high school. Now Charlie is studying Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the academic term, he climbs at Rockspot during the week, with occasional day trips up to Farley and Rumney. Although his destination is unknown, he looks forward to his next big trip!
Number one song played on your iPod? The Middle by Jimmy Eat World. Best feel-good song ever.
What’s in your fridge right now? greek yogurt…mmm Chobani
Favorite Movie? Office Space
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? http://i.imgur.com/8z8Ozg1.gif
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Aaron Burr
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Climb on my friend’s grand piano
What is your first memory of being really psyched? Probably Christmas morning when I was really young.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Stephen Hawking
What would you want for your last meal? Gluten. I miss it.
Where’s Waldo? I’d need to see his wave function to tell you that.