Luc lives in Batesville, Arkansas near Jamestown Crag, a sport
climbing oriented crag owned and operated by climbers. He has been climbing for 5 years now. He is mainly a sport climber, but climbs the occasional boulder route. He currently climbs 5.13, and is pushing his boundaries and limits to improve.
Luc does some indoor training, but his true passion lies in outdoor sport climbing. His hardest ascents include: Bull in a China Cabinet 5.12d-Jamestown, Cradle of the Deep 5.13a-Horseshoe Canyon, and Dawn of the Dead 5.13b-Sam’s Throne.
He also plays a large part in the growth of his local climbing
community, cleaning the crag of trash, bushwacking trails, and setting and bolting new, inspiring lines. He hopes to continue the growth of his local crag, and put up new, hard routes for himself and others to enjoy.
Travelling has quickly became a love of his, driving or flying to find new rock, new routes, new surroundings. Luc has many trips planned to reach into as many climbing regions as possible, all while climbing the most difficult, inspiring, beautiful lines he can possibly find.
What’s in your fridge right now? Code Red, Pizza, and Water
Favorite Movie? 127 Hours, Reel Rock, King Lines
What did you dress up as last Halloween? Batman
Lifetime climbing goals? Climb Jumbo Love 5.15b at Clark Mountain
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Fly a plane
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Nikola Tesla
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Things I Did and Things I Think I Did by Luc Ried
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? I tended to eat inedible objects, such as poisonous mushrooms and Christmas ornaments.