Ian Dory

I have been climbing most of my life from the day I was born I have been traversing out of my crib to climbing the up the chimney of our home. So, climbing to me, has always just defined me. I have to thank and give credit to my dad for introducing and teaching me about this sport and taking me to the local gym in Fort Collins, Inner strength Rock Gym. Because of him I was able to pursue my passion and when my brother got his driver licenses he started taking me to Rifle, the Poudre Canyon and places in Utah.

I have spent a lot of time the last few years climbing with my brother, James Hickey, Josh Mitchell, Matty Hong and more recently Dave Graham, Jon Cardwell, Andre Di Felice and more amazing climbers whom all are great people that bring lots of psyched energy for the sport.

Motivation is what drives me, passion is what makes me and sending is what I live for! Goals I have been pushing myself hard to continue bouldering v14 and will continue to pull for the most beautiful climbs I can find as well as cleaning and developing amazing lines. I also want to one day stick my first v15… someday soon.

Personal projects I have include this amazing roof called Flux for Life at Endo Valley along with many other boulder problems located there. On a rope my goals consist of climbs at Rifle such as Lung fisher, Plant X, and Living in Fear. I also have a few projects at the Poudre including what my dad calls “The Ian Dory Project”… I am also looking to bolt my very own sport line in Australia with Dave.

One of my biggest goals in the upcoming years as a climber is to win a World Cup, and continue making the US Bouldering Team. Nutrition focus and training at Summit Strength with my trainer Brad Jackson to become the best climber I can be from the rock to the competitions has been a vital key lately. I want to become the best that I know I can be as an athlete.

Interests Besides climbing & training I work for my dad on the farm, something I have grown to very much enjoy. I also enjoy music; I play the drums and piano when I have free time. But all in all, my interests involve the outdoors, rocks, developing, and as you know... climbing.

Sponsors Something From the Farm, Five Ten, Verve, Flashed, Petzl, & Deuter Favorite Climbing Area: Joes Valley in UT, a place where matter what happens its’ always a good time! The rock is some of the most beautiful I have seen in the states plus, there aren’t many restrictions, you can shoot guns if you want, and there is still so much developing potential, it just needs a little vision...