Drew Ruana


Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Social Media

Alongside other goals, Drew is trying to tick every problem 8B+ or harder in Colorado.

References

[1] AMA on reddit.com/r/climbharder, January 2023 https://www.reddit.com/r/climbharder/comments/100qfg5/pro_rock_climber_drew_ruana_ama/

[2] AMA on reddit.com/r/climbharder, June 2023 https://www.reddit.com/r/climbharder/comments/14bxa21/drew_ruana_ama_round_2/

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Social Media

Alongside other goals, Drew is trying to tick every problem 8B+ or harder in Colorado.

References

[1] AMA on reddit.com/r/climbharder, January 2023 https://www.reddit.com/r/climbharder/comments/100qfg5/pro_rock_climber_drew_ruana_ama/

[2] AMA on reddit.com/r/climbharder, June 2023 https://www.reddit.com/r/climbharder/comments/14bxa21/drew_ruana_ama_round_2/

Contributors: remus

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Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Sleepwalker (8C+)
Added at 07:01 on 10 January 2024
Freakshow (8C, FA)
Added at 09:02 on 03 February 2024
The Ice Knife SDS (8C+)
Added at 04:10 on 11 October 2023
The Ice Knife (8B+)
Added at 21:08 on 15 August 2023
Gateway (8C, FA)
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Added at 22:07 on 13 July 2023
Distortion (8C+, FA)
Added at 06:10 on 06 October 2023
Bloody Sunday Low Left (8C, FA)
Added at 08:12 on 12 December 2022
Ozymandias (8B+, FA)
Added at 20:11 on 09 November 2022
Insomniac (8C+, FA)
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Added at 11:07 on 11 July 2021
Railway (8C)
Added at 05:06 on 12 June 2023
Echalo (8C, FA)
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Added at 07:03 on 24 March 2021
Creature from the Black Lagoon (8C+)
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Added at 07:03 on 24 March 2021
Creature from the Black Lagoon (8C+)
Added at 07:03 on 24 March 2021
Death Star (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Traffic (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Dicktopia (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
White Noise (8B+)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Box Therapy (8C)
Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Box Therapy (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Paint it Black (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Pegasus (8C, FA)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Pegasus (8C, FA)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
The Nest (8C)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Sleepwalker (8C+)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Squoze (8B+)
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Dystopia (8C, FA)
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Added at 06:03 on 30 March 2021
Sound of Violence (8C)
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Added at 07:04 on 30 April 2021
Spidy (8C)
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Added at 07:04 on 30 April 2021
Bloody Sunday SDS (8C+, FA)
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Added at 07:04 on 30 April 2021
Bookkeeping (8C+, FA)
Added at 06:12 on 22 December 2022
Bookkeeping (8C+, FA)
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Added at 06:12 on 22 December 2022
Maxwell's Demon (8B+, FA)
Added at 11:02 on 13 February 2023
Insomniac (8C+, FA)
Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
The Game (8C)
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Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
The Game (8C)
Added at 18:03 on 07 March 2022
The Mandala SDS (8B+)
Added at 08:03 on 18 March 2022
Just Do It (8c+)
Added at 18:04 on 06 April 2022
The Assassin (9a, FA)
Added at 15:04 on 07 April 2022
Tron (8B+)
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Added at 16:11 on 16 November 2022
Big Arms (8C, FA)
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Added at 21:07 on 11 July 2022
Everything Gneiss (8C)
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Added at 17:02 on 01 February 2023
Howl at the Moon (8C)
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Added at 20:05 on 19 May 2023
Dire Wolf (8C, FA)
Added at 20:04 on 17 April 2022
Dire Wolf (8C, FA)
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Added at 20:04 on 17 April 2022
Insomniac (8C+, FA)
Added at 15:06 on 05 June 2022
Dystopia (8C, FA)
Added at 17:06 on 05 June 2022
Delirium (8C)
Added at 15:06 on 14 June 2022
The Ice Knife (8B+)
Added at 05:07 on 20 July 2022
The Ice Knife (8B+)
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Added at 05:07 on 20 July 2022
Distortion (8C+, FA)
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Added at 10:08 on 18 August 2022
Bloody Sunday SDS (8C+, FA)
Added at 10:09 on 22 September 2022
The Player (8C, FA)
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Added at 03:10 on 08 October 2022
The Player (8C, FA)
Added at 03:10 on 08 October 2022
The Ice Knife SDS (8C+)
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Added at 21:10 on 26 October 2022

Ascents

42 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2013 To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ Lead | worked Apr 2013

Aged 13.

2014 Just Do It 8c+ Lead | worked 22nd Nov 2014
2015
2016 The Assassin 9a Lead | worked 13th Feb 2016
First ascent.

Smith's hardest route to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUHuxJPttXk

2017
2018
2019 Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 9th Sep 2019
2020 Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 26th Jan 2020
The Nest 8C Boulder | worked 29th Jan 2020
Pegasus 8C Boulder | worked 10th Feb 2020
Paint it Black 8C Boulder | worked 5th Mar 2020
Box Therapy 8C Boulder | worked 18th Jul 2020
Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ Boulder | worked 16th Aug 2020
Echalo 8C Boulder | worked 26th Sep 2020
White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked 30th Sep 2020
Dicktopia 8C Boulder | worked 7th Oct 2020
Tron 8B+ Boulder | worked Nov 2020
2021 Traffic 8C Boulder | worked 12th Feb 2021
Death Star 8C Boulder | worked 21st Mar 2021
Dystopia 8C Boulder | worked 30th Mar 2021
The Game 8C Boulder | worked 14th Apr 2021
Sound of Violence 8C Boulder | worked 18th Apr 2021
Spidy 8C Boulder | worked 23rd Apr 2021
Bloody Sunday SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 30th Apr 2021
Insomniac 8C+ Boulder | worked 9th Jul 2021
2022 Delirium 8C Boulder | worked 2022
Maxwell's Demon 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
The Mandala SDS 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
Dire Wolf 8C Boulder | worked 16th Apr 2022
The Ice Knife 8B+ Boulder | worked Jun 2022
Big Arms 8C Boulder | worked Jul 2022
First ascent.

This was called “Small Arms” v12, then holds broke (or got pried off 🤷‍♂️)…. Gonna go with “Big Arms”? First ascent post break, probably in the V15 range. Lincoln Lake’s version of Squamish’s Singularity . Get some!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfzX3hQlb-C/

Distortion 8C+ Boulder | worked Aug 2022
The Ice Knife SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 5th Oct 2022
Second ascent. Around 35 sessions.

Feels harder for 16 than a lot of the other 16s I've done. I think the fact that it does not have a second ascent while Creature [from the Black Lagoon], Box [Therapy], Sleepwalker, all those ones have been repeated quite a few times. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkLkD07LQRl/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwoS56c08Fk

Ozymandias 8B+ Boulder | worked 6th Oct 2022
The Player 8C Boulder | worked 7th Oct 2022
Bookkeeping 8C+ Boulder | worked 21st Dec 2022
2023 Gateway 8C Boulder | worked 2023
Everything Gneiss 8C Boulder | worked Jan 2023
Maxwell's Demon Low 8C+ Boulder | worked 16th Feb 2023
First ascent.
Howl at the Moon 8C Boulder | worked 6th May 2023
Howl at the Moon SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 18th May 2023
Railway 8C Boulder | worked 9th Jun 2023

Drew mentioned that a small foothold had broken off since the FA, but it did not affect the original beta.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaYYVvpOY3U

[2] https://www.8a.nu/news/drew-ruana-cant-stop-sending

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Assassin 9a Lead | worked 13th Feb 2016
First ascent.

Smith's hardest route to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUHuxJPttXk

Just Do It 8c+ Lead | worked 22nd Nov 2014
To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ Lead | worked Apr 2013

Aged 13.

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Bloody Sunday SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 30th Apr 2021
Insomniac 8C+ Boulder | worked 9th Jul 2021 8C+
Distortion 8C+ Boulder | worked Aug 2022
Bookkeeping 8C+ Boulder | worked 21st Dec 2022
Maxwell's Demon Low 8C+ Boulder | worked 16th Feb 2023
First ascent.
Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 26th Jan 2020 8C+
Creature from the Black Lagoon 8C+ Boulder | worked 16th Aug 2020
The Ice Knife SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 5th Oct 2022 8C+
Second ascent. Around 35 sessions.

Feels harder for 16 than a lot of the other 16s I've done. I think the fact that it does not have a second ascent while Creature [from the Black Lagoon], Box [Therapy], Sleepwalker, all those ones have been repeated quite a few times. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkLkD07LQRl/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwoS56c08Fk

Howl at the Moon SDS 8C+ Boulder | worked 18th May 2023
Pegasus 8C Boulder | worked 10th Feb 2020
Echalo 8C Boulder | worked 26th Sep 2020
Dystopia 8C Boulder | worked 30th Mar 2021
Dire Wolf 8C Boulder | worked 16th Apr 2022
Big Arms 8C Boulder | worked Jul 2022
First ascent.

This was called “Small Arms” v12, then holds broke (or got pried off 🤷‍♂️)…. Gonna go with “Big Arms”? First ascent post break, probably in the V15 range. Lincoln Lake’s version of Squamish’s Singularity . Get some!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfzX3hQlb-C/

The Player 8C Boulder | worked 7th Oct 2022
Gateway 8C Boulder | worked 2023
Bloody Sunday Low Left 8C Boulder | worked
Freakshow 8C Boulder | worked 8B+
First ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYzthQdVkU

The Nest 8C Boulder | worked 29th Jan 2020
Paint it Black 8C Boulder | worked 5th Mar 2020
Box Therapy 8C Boulder | worked 18th Jul 2020 8C+
Dicktopia 8C Boulder | worked 7th Oct 2020
Traffic 8C Boulder | worked 12th Feb 2021
Death Star 8C Boulder | worked 21st Mar 2021
The Game 8C Boulder | worked 14th Apr 2021
Sound of Violence 8C Boulder | worked 18th Apr 2021
Spidy 8C Boulder | worked 23rd Apr 2021
Delirium 8C Boulder | worked 2022
Everything Gneiss 8C Boulder | worked Jan 2023
Howl at the Moon 8C Boulder | worked 6th May 2023
Railway 8C Boulder | worked 9th Jun 2023

Drew mentioned that a small foothold had broken off since the FA, but it did not affect the original beta.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaYYVvpOY3U

[2] https://www.8a.nu/news/drew-ruana-cant-stop-sending

Maxwell's Demon 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
Ozymandias 8B+ Boulder | worked 6th Oct 2022
Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 9th Sep 2019
White Noise 8B+ Boulder | worked 30th Sep 2020
Tron 8B+ Boulder | worked Nov 2020
The Mandala SDS 8B+ Boulder | worked 2022
The Ice Knife 8B+ Boulder | worked Jun 2022 8C
Spidey 8B+ Boulder | worked 8C
Second ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade