Rock Climbing World Records

Many different names and a variety of disciplines are continually being added to the list of world records. Some people do very brave things to join that list; others go beyond the weirdest stuff to prove themselves worthy of breaking a world record. In this article, we will present several climbers that have deserved to be in the world record list as they have worked very hard for this.

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The Climbing Star of Northern Germany – Lena Herrmann

Lena Herrmann broke a world record in 2016 by becoming the first female climber to ascend the Battle Cat route, which is ranked with an 8c+ difficulty. She has also been announced to be the strongest female rock climber of Germany.

Lena Herrmann is thankful to her father and some other German climbers who inspired her to follow her dreams to the top. She has won several bouldering competitions. Her specialty is sports rock climbing, and her favorite place to visit is Frankenjura.

David Lama – The Youngest World Cup Winner

David Lama was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in the family of a mountain guide. Both of these facts destined him to become an exceptionally talented rock climber. He discovered his passion for climbing before reaching the age of 5.

In 2006, being at the age of 26, he became the youngest person to win the World Cup. In the same year, he was also the first climber to win both the lead and the bouldering world cups. In 2012 Lama was the first athlete to do a free ascent of Cerro Torre through the Compressor route, which is rated with an 8a difficulty. Unfortunately, David Lama lost his life in an avalanche accident in April 2019.

The Record Time of Free Solo Ascent of Path Through The Fish done by Hansjörg Auer

Hansjörg Auer broke the world records by ascending free solo the Path Through The Fish in the Dolomites. He was not the first one to do this, but he did it in no time. The route typically took around two days. However, he managed to ascend for only 2 hours and 55 minutes.

An interesting fact about Auer is that before starting his climbing career, he used to be a maths and sports teacher. During his climbing career, he did a lot of first ascents and took part in expeditions in the Yosemite Valley, Patagonia, and Pakistan. Auer was with David Lama on a joint tour in April 2019 when both of them died in an avalanche.

Alex Megos’s Record of First-On-Sight 9a Route Ascending

Alex Mego is considered to be one of the strongest climbers in Germany. In 2013 he broke the world records by doing a first-on –sight ascent of a 9a route in Siruana. In 2015 he set another record by climbing the Supernova route.  Doing this, he established the first route with a 9a+/9b difficulty in a German-speaking country. He also did some very fast repetitions of extremely hard routes like The Ralambla, which he ascended in 2013.