A little review
With the first ascent of "Madame Ching, ~ 9b" I realized a new difficult project...
Originally this line was put up by my husband Bernie Ruech in spring 2018. The route started at the right side of the wall ...
My experience in bolting and first ascents
Through climbing I have plenty of possibilities to live out my passion. Usually, I test my strengths in existing routes as a consumer.
Climbing Trip to Sardinia
Now the trip to Sardinia has ended. I spent one week there together with my husband Bernie. We explored an island where I have never been before and climbed on rock in different crags throughout the island.
Book presentation: My first biography
It has been an emotional three years since I have decided to publish my first written book in German language. Throwback to 2015, I started to write down the storyline of my climbing carrier.
One second and plans are destroyed
Just recently I hurt my right knee badly. At first, I was more or less able to walk despite the pain. Later on, I couldn't stand on my leg anymore. I went to the well-known hospital Hoch-Rum.
A product shooting with Edelrid
The annual product shooting with Edelrid was held in Puy Saint Vincent, Briançon this year. We came together for four days to produce all pictures and movies.
This calm area at the Muttekopfgebiet fascinates me especially because of its unique massif that consists of a mixture of rock such us marlstone, limestone or conglomerate. Incredible what mother nature made up here.
Quick ascents in Frankenjura
The origin of sportsclimbing is located in Frankenjura. Actually, a trip to this area is a must-do.
Climbing trip to Spain
My husband Bernie and I planned to stay in Cuenca, but the weather was too rainy there.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
La Planta de Shiva 9b
A while ago I completed my hardest route so far with "La Planta de Shiva".
The summer is over. Apart from shootings, press meetings and climbing classes I spent time with some biking, hiking and climbing. Due to my tight schedule and the hot temperatures, I didn’t climb any hard routes.
29 of August – the 25th anniversary of Wolfgang Güllich´s death
Wolfgang Güllich was an exceptional climber, who inspired me on my beginnings as a climber.
The Boulderbundesliga - short BBL - is kind of well-known in Germany since the successful launch last year. So, this event continues with the BBL 2017, which takes place in eleven different bouldering gyms throughout the whole year.
Cool down required?
The current hot temperatures are probably hard for many climbers. Completing hard projects isn’t my plan right now.
Climbing with ski racing star Alexis Pinturault
Young, likeable and successful! That’s how I would describe my idol Alexis Pinturault!
ALPS Project Challenge 2017
Climbing without aims mostly doesn't work. Almost every climber follows a climbing project to realise.
50 years anniversary of Panathlon Club
Positive ways of sports was a symbol at the 50 years jubilee of the Panathlon Club.
Plan consciously nothing and get aware of unconscious things!
By times I have experienced how important it is to balance between fixed schedules and instinctive acts.
National Champions League in Bouldering
I was one of the route setters in Augsburg. For the pro female and amateur male I created a boulder with athletic moves like pressing, jumping and circular movements.
Let's rock again
To me, satisfaction means cool moves in nature with friends. For several weeks I have suffered from an inflammation on my left ring finger, that still causes pain.
Throwback to 2014: Hades - my hardest route so far
In spring 2014 I checked out the route 'Hades' in Nassereith for my first time. Due to the sustained climbing on small grimps this route fitted my style quite well.
Take a break
Two weeks ago in Spain I ripped my pulley on my finger. Patience and discipline are demanded to help my injury and inflammation recover soon.
Stay focus is the catch-phrase
My next climbing trip in the well-known hardcore destination Spain comes closer. I have 1.5 weeks left to get my body into shape. My latest ascent of my project from the previous autumn 'Planet Hollywood, 8c' at the crag Weißwand in Reutte was a helpful sign.
Together with the perfect partners
Exciting projects are the basis in my life as a pro climber and my partners help me to realize my activities. In addition to my existing supporters - ASP Red Bull, Edelrid, La Sportiva, Imst Tourismus and Rockit Sport - Mazda Austria is on board this year.
Climbing and the Olympic Games
I have always dreamt to participate in the Olympics one day. Last time climbing was close to be accepted and now it has been proposed again for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Satisfied and happy I close this soon ending year. I’ve gained valuable experiences, and lessons. Especially I remember inspiring moments of my first contact with establishing new routes and how to deal with challenging projects.
Climbing Festival in Kyparissi
The climbing festival in Kyparissi, two weeks ago, was a great success. Up to 200 climbers and invited guests gathered at the crags to try the meanwhile 150 established new routes.
Kyparissi – Tufa paradise in Greece
I’ve had Kyparissi in mind since I first recognized the potential of all the untouched cliffs above the tiny ocean village in November 2014.
Arco Rock Legends – September 4, 2015
It was something very special, when John Ellison received the Dryarn Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil Award in the course of the 'Arco Rock Legends'.
He is the founder of the foundation CAC (=Climbers against Cancer).
Climbing trough different walls
It doesn't always have to be rock in different countries. Inspiring projects at home also take my breath away and my performance is just as good as abroad. In Nassereith I climbed the hard-won 'Janus, 8c'.
First ascents of untouched rocks
Unlike the usual climbing trips, this February Bernie and I aimed to establish a new climbing crag at Kosmas nearby Leonidio. During the trip we encountered some troubles due to an onset of winter which forced us to return in May.
100 moves to the Top!
Very satisfied but out of energy I returned home from our trip to Spain. In contrast to our wet and snowy time in Greece just recently, we enjoyed three weeks of sunshine and I’m super happy to be coming back with yet another 9a in the bag!
Bolting in Greece
This trip excels all our journeys so far as it provided us with several surprises: Shortly after our arrival, we get the flu, which makes us stay in bed for the first sunny days. Luckily, we recover soon and we walk off to find a crag to bolt.
'Big Hammer, 9a' in Pinswang/Austria
'If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.' This citation by William Rogers suits well to my latest completed project 'Big Hammer'.