The World's

Best Rock Climbers

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. Rock climbing competitions have objectives of completing the route in the quickest possible time or the farthest along an increasingly difficult route. Scrambling, another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations, is similar to rock climbing. However, rock climbing is generally differentiated by its sustained use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance.

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines. While not an Olympic event, rock climbing is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport.

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Sacramento, California

Honnold was born in Sacramento, California. He started climbing when he was 11 years old. Honnold prefers big walls and sport climbing, but enjoys any climb calling for extreme commitment and free ...
NO ha hecho nadie lo que alex ha hecho en solitario.

Lleida, Spain

Chris Sharma's meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14, and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followe...
He was a fantastic climber. . . .

Brno, Czech Republic

Ondra started climbing at the age of six, his parents are climbers and they share their passion with him. In 1999 (at age six) at Rovinj in Croatia Ondra climbed 6a/5.9 routes with bolts every half...
Adam ondra

Digoin, France

Alain Robert is a French rock and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France. Known as "the French Spider-Man", or "the Human Spider". Although Robert is pri...
Everyone knows someone like Eneko Pou; he belongs to that strange race of people that seem to display exceptional skills in pretty much anything they put their hand to. Sickening as it might be, you can’t help but admire their aptitude.
Despite his youth, Iker Pou is internationally recognised as one of the best climbers in the world. This is partly because he is a perfect example of the “total climber”, as he excels in sport,...
First spanish climber doing a 9th, worldly recognised climber
First ascensionist: Hervé Barmasse and Marco Barmasse on September 30th, 2011 Area of the route: Monte Rosa South-East face, Valle d'Aosta, Italy Total lenght of the route: 800m After the approach...