Closing out 2017 with an interview with Andy Raether. Before heading home for the holidays I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andy at his gym, Origin Climbing & Fitness, in Las Vegas. We talked about his upbringing in Minnesota, why he decided to make Las Vegas his home base, what it takes to open and run a climbing gym, the status of his climbing hold company, Menagerie, and why he enjoys training so much. It’s hard to believe one person can do so much, but after meeting Andy it becomes clear that his high-energy and competitive personality allows him to accomplish many things that the average person only dreams of, like his recent first ascent of Manphibian (5.14d). Enjoy!