Craig Demartino

Sport

Climb

Hometown

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Hometown

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Sport

Climb

Craig is not sure whether it’s the loss of his right foot or his fused back that's made his climbing footwork better since his 100-foot ground fall in Yosemite. But one thing is certain, his resilience and upbeat attitude are infectious. Since the day of his accident, Craig has inspired people - with disabilities and without - by sharing his positive perspective and undeniable passion for climbing. Craig, who lives in Loveland, Colorado, also shares his climbing obsession with his wife Cyndy and their two kids, Mayah and Will. Whether he’s helping other adaptive climbers reach their goals through coaching and instructing, or pursuing his own endeavors, Craig doesn’t see barriers, only adjustments.

Achievements

  • First amputee to Climb El Capitan, Yosemite, USA in under 24 hours,and Lurking Fear, 5.7 - 5.13c, in 13 hours 
  • Two time National Adaptive Champion
  • Two-time bronze medal winner in Adaptive World Championships
  • The first adaptive ascent of Tailspin, 12b, in the Poudre Canyon, Colorado, USA 
  • Adaptive climbing clinic instructor for non-profits