These climbers are both men and women who have a passion and have captivated audiences all over the world with their achievements. This article will discuss some of these legends, and why they are adored.
Let’s first look at some of the most Famous rock climbers of all time. They all had one thing in common that they were able to push their limits and some even broke records. The most well-known climbers of this generation include Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, and Alex Honnold. The sport has been growing in popularity and has even been recognized by the Olympics. With the most amazing climbers rising to the top and pushing the boundaries climbing is set to debut in the 2020 Olympics.
Chris Sharma is the strongest climber in the world. At just six feet tall He weighs 165lbs and has a BMI of 22. He is a colossal climber, making the most difficult climbs seem effortless despite his size. His accomplishments include El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, which was the first ever free climb in the Park.
Alex Honnold is another climber who lives in a tent or van. This is his preferred way of life as climber. He began climbing at a young age when he climbed Half Dome in California. The documentary Alone on the Wall captured his climb. However, his free-solo career was short-lived because he was sacked by Clif Bar and four other climbers who were free solo in 2014.
He was interested in speed climbing and free soloing El Cap. He would often challenge other teams for speed records in Yosemite. He was a fan of slacklining which allowed him to jump over large gaps without the use of a safety tether. His dedication to the sport allowed him to take on the world’s toughest rock formations.
Tenzing Zangerl was a natural mountain lover. She joined Eric Shipton’s 1935 Everest reconnaissance expedition, where she began to develop an obsession with large walls. She moved from bouldering to climbing large walls. Her abilities were improved and she became the first woman in the Everest region to climb without a rope the Zodiac.
In addition to these famous rock climbers, there are also numerous women who are famous for their feats in the sport. Ashima Shiraishi along with Tommy Smith, is the second woman to have climbed the 5.14d/5.15a US. She was the first person to complete the V13 at the age of 10. Tommy Smith also holds three V14s and the V15 record for bouldering.
Janja Garnbret is an outdoor and indoor climber is an expert. She first attempted an 8c+ at age 16, and two years later cut the anchor of her first 9a issue. She is among the most accomplished female climbers of her generation.