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Kris Hampton

Hometown

Cincinnati, OH

Homebase

Lander, WY

Sport

Climbing

Hobbies

Painting, Hiphop, Podcasting

Causes I care about

Racial Equality

What is your most unusual talent? 

I’m abnormally good (and fast) at painting Tuscan landscapes because of painting thousands of them as a mural artist.

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done? 

Learn to be vulnerable.

Why do you like working with Gnarly? 

We have the same mission. It’s about the people and their stories first. Then performance.

Do you collect anything?

Information and old climbing grips

Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?

That I was/am a better father than my father was.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be? 

Pizza, no question.

Who is your hero? Why? 

My daughter. She’s tougher than me, feels more than me, and is a better parent.

Any advice for aspiring athletes?

I wrote a whole book on it called The Hard Truth which basically says “Be honest with yourself. Be kind when you need it, and unwavering when you need that.”

Please choose two Gnarly products to recommend. 

Gnarly Whey Vanilla Protein and Creatine. The Vanilla Whey mixes with pretty much everything to make getting enough protein ridiculously enjoyable. The Creatine is absolutely necessary for me as an upper 40’s (and not really counting) athlete. To be my best and most powerful, I use both daily.

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