Miza za šest, 8c+, by Janja Garnbret (16)

© Luka Fonda

Janja Garnbret on Masaker, 8b, Kotecnik, Slovenia  © Luka Fonda
Janja Garnbret on Masaker, 8b, Kotecnik, Slovenia
© Luka Fonda
Slovenian Janja Garnbret, 16, has repeated Miza za šest, 8c+, at Kotecnik, Slovenia. This was the 16 year old's first of the grade.

Janja has had a spectacular season, taking second spot in her first two World Cups, one of which was also the European Championships, as well as becoming the youth-A World Champion in both Bouldering and Lead. She also finished an impressive 3rd at the Adidas Rockstars invitational.

She hasn't, however, had time to climb as much on rock as she would have wished. Sure, she did Illusion, 8c, Adrenalin, 8b, and Masaker, 8b, during the Slovenian C-team's summer camp at Kotecnik, and yeah, she was the best female boulderer at Mello Blocco back in May, but other than that... not so much. 

So, last weekend she was again back at Kotecnik. Her goal was to climb Miza za šest, an 8c+ that combines Adrenalin, 8b, and Katakombe, 8b+, both of which she had done before, via a difficult transition between the two.

In total, she needed four tries, two during summer camp and two now.

28 November Janja competes in the La Sportiva Legends Only in Stockholm, against Anna Stöhr, Jule Wurm, Shauna Coxsey and Mélissa Le Nevé.

Photo: Luka Fonda


Janja Garnbret is sponsored by: CAMP, CTeam, La Sportiva, Morpho holds and adidas

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6 Nov, 2015
Cool. Janja is definitely a super talented climber and an amazing season. Worth watching the final of the first WC she competed in. Her team mate Domen Skofic was co commentating, describing how good she was, how she'd even out performed him on one route. She then totally lived up to the hype by gracefully cruising the route in great style. A top moment in the WCs I thought. La Sportiva Legends sounds good. Is this the first year they've had a women's event? Good to hear Jule will be competing again. But would have also been good if Mascarenas had been invited: another very young, super talented climber who would surely be capable of winning. And no Akiyo? Too many talented women to fit in I suppose.
7 Nov, 2015
Yes, this is the first year La Sportiva Legends Only is a women's event. Next time will be in 2017. I asked both Megan and Akiyo. Megan couldn't go this year but wants to come next time and Akiyo was already booked on a TNF-trip to Hueco Tanks. Saying that, I want to emphasize I'm very happy with the line-up!
7 Nov, 2015
I was lucky to be in Kotečnik last Saturday to witness her ascent firsthand. She simply dominated that route with amazing fluidity and control. She pretty much walked over the roof section and did not appear to be even a bit pumped when turning the lip and going for the anchor. I have seen many 15-16 year-olds climbing 8a/b routes, but Janja is something else, she really is the next level.
7 Nov, 2015
Definitely a great line up and it will be really interesting to see how they do on worked problems rather than the onsight style of World Cup events.
7 Nov, 2015
Sounds similar to how she climbed in the WCs. Hopefully she'll be competing in Kranj next weekend.
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