Janja Garnbret

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Quick Info

Nationality: SL
Height: 164 cm
Date of birth: 12th March 1999
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8A+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8c
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8c

The most successful competition climber of all time and first gold medalist in climbing in the Tokyo 2020 olympics.

References

[1] A profile of Janja from Reel Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_W2hT-HDY

[2] Winning the olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020 https://www.instagram.com/p/CSPRpH_l81i/

[3] Interview with Natalie Berry for UKClimbing.com, 3rd May 2022 https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/climb_for_gold_-_janja_garnbret_olympic_champion-14458

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: SL
Height: 164 cm
Date of birth: 12th March 1999
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8A+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8c
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8c

The most successful competition climber of all time and first gold medalist in climbing in the Tokyo 2020 olympics.

References

[1] A profile of Janja from Reel Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_W2hT-HDY

[2] Winning the olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020 https://www.instagram.com/p/CSPRpH_l81i/

[3] Interview with Natalie Berry for UKClimbing.com, 3rd May 2022 https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/climb_for_gold_-_janja_garnbret_olympic_champion-14458

Contributors: remus

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Added at 11:08 on 04 August 2021
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Added at 13:08 on 07 August 2021
New Base Line (8B+)
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Added at 17:10 on 13 October 2023
Bügeleisen SDS (8C)
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Added at 20:05 on 12 May 2024
American Hustle (8c)
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Added at 22:11 on 03 November 2021
Rollito Sharma Extension (8c)
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Selecció Natural (9a)
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La Fabela por la Enmienda (9a)
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Added at 07:05 on 06 May 2023
American Hustle (8c)
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Fish Eye (8c)
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Added at 12:11 on 03 November 2021

Ascents

16 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2015 Rollito Sharma Extension 8c Lead | flash 28th Dec 2015
2016 La Fabelita 8c Lead | flash Between 3rd Jan 2016 and 3rd Jan 2017
2017 Selecció Natural 9a Lead | worked 29th Dec 2017
2018 La Fabela por la Enmienda 9a Lead | worked 6th Jan 2018
2019
2020
2021 Fish Eye 8c Lead | onsight 1st Nov 2021

I felt super good, very relaxed and focused. I didn’t panic if I didn’t see a sequence right away, I was super chilled. I think I climbed pretty fast, and rested where I thought was appropriate. I took some time on the last slabby section because there was no chalk anywhere and I really didn’t want to fall there. [2]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CV0GzOEthqv/

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/janja-garnbret-the-first-female-8c-onsight-interview.html

American Hustle 8c Lead | onsight 3rd Nov 2021
2022 Bügeleisen 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
2023 Underground 8c+ Lead | worked Sep 2023
Jack's Broken Heart 8A+ Boulder | flash 7th Oct 2023
New Base Line 8B+ Boulder | worked 9th Oct 2023
2 sessions.

An hour or so working the moves in the first session, then second try on her second session. [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg682629.html#msg682629

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CyT0Mr9MNp4/=

2024 Atrésie 8A Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Big Golden 7C+ Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Big Boss 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Fourmis Rouge 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Tristesse 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Bügeleisen SDS 8C Boulder | worked 12th May 2024
First female ascent.

Janja actually climbed it twice in the same day as she wasn't happy with the footage of the first go.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C64WOKzs9kc/

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Selecció Natural 9a Lead | worked 29th Dec 2017
La Fabela por la Enmienda 9a Lead | worked 6th Jan 2018
Underground 8c+ Lead | worked Sep 2023
Rollito Sharma Extension 8c Lead | flash 28th Dec 2015
La Fabelita 8c Lead | flash Between 3rd Jan 2016 and 3rd Jan 2017
Fish Eye 8c Lead | onsight 1st Nov 2021

I felt super good, very relaxed and focused. I didn’t panic if I didn’t see a sequence right away, I was super chilled. I think I climbed pretty fast, and rested where I thought was appropriate. I took some time on the last slabby section because there was no chalk anywhere and I really didn’t want to fall there. [2]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CV0GzOEthqv/

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/janja-garnbret-the-first-female-8c-onsight-interview.html

American Hustle 8c Lead | onsight 3rd Nov 2021
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Bügeleisen SDS 8C Boulder | worked 12th May 2024
First female ascent.

Janja actually climbed it twice in the same day as she wasn't happy with the footage of the first go.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/reel/C64WOKzs9kc/

Bügeleisen 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
New Base Line 8B+ Boulder | worked 9th Oct 2023
2 sessions.

An hour or so working the moves in the first session, then second try on her second session. [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg682629.html#msg682629

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CyT0Mr9MNp4/=

Jack's Broken Heart 8A+ Boulder | flash 7th Oct 2023
Atrésie 8A Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Big Golden 7C+ Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Big Boss 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Fourmis Rouge 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Tristesse 7C Boulder | worked Apr 2024

All the big 5 in a day.

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade