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Drew Ruana


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Drew was born in Washington, USA, in 1999. His father and mother were both climbers and it was natural for Drew to enter the sport at a very young age. Growing up in an environment split between indoor gyms and natural rock, Drew developed a passion for everything from multi-pitch climbing to competitions. A pivotal moment in his career came with his ascent of ‘Just do It’ (the first 5.14c/8c+ in the USA) when just 15 years of age. 

Recently, Drew has been ticking his way through some of the hardest boulders in the US, including Sleepwalker and Box Therapy.

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News posts and Articles featuring Drew

The Ticklist #38 Bouldering in Rocklands, Switzerland and the States

This week's ticklist features some elite bouldering from three different continents...

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

News 8B+ by Brooke Raboutou, 8C+ by Drew Ruana in RMNP

Brooke Raboutou (19) has added to her impressive run of form in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado by ticking Jade 8B+, while her USA Climbing teammate Drew Ruana (21) climbed Creature From the Black Lagoon 8C+, also in RMNP.

The Ticklist #3 - Font 8C+ Video, Scary DWS and a WideBoy on Silence

In this week's Ticklist, we have a video of one of the world's hardest boulder problems,...

The Ticklist #1 - Ascents from around the world

We're starting a weekly summary of noteworthy ascents from around the globe. It's been an unusual summer for...

News Drew Ruana climbs Box Therapy (Font 8C+) in RMNP

American climber Drew Ruana has made the second ascent of Daniel Woods' Box Therapy (Font 8C+) – a low...


Latest Reviews for Drew's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the move makes this a very good example of 'active insulation', reckons Dave Saunders. But is it better classed as a jacket or a midlayer?...

Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - lightweight insulated jacket

At £250, the Nuclei FL comes in at the top end of the lightweight synthetic hoody price spectrum, but it is...

Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hoody

Its active cut, minimalist design, and light-but-tough fabric make the Gamma SL Hoody a bit of a winner if you're after a lightweight...

Arc'teryx Creston Pant

Arc'teryx Creston Pants are light trousers, pitched at those after warm-weather, breathable legwear with a bit of stretch. Alan James...

Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2

The follow-up to the original Norvan, the Norvan LD is pitched as being both lighter and more durable. It is designed with long...


Latest News from Drew's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Trango Raptor Ice Tool

The Raptor is our all-around ice and mixed tool. The grip is one-piece molded rubber for comfort, durability and reduced fatigue. The pick penetrates the hardest ice, cleans easily, and comes with removable weights for added versatility...

New Climbing Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

Arc'teryx Academy: Climb Lake District 25-26th September

Arc'teryx Academy: Climb Lake District educates on essential skills to enjoy the mountains, trails and lakes safely

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting...

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket

The updated Alpha SV: strong gets stronger. In 1998, when Arc'teryx stepped into outerwear with the Alpha SV Jacket,...

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing...

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

 Atom LT Hoody - An icon evolves. Steeped in the alpine, this versatile hoody has warmed climbers, hikers, backcountry...


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