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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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Latest News & Articles

News posts and Articles featuring Drew

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, a repeat of a scary looking E8 and a WideBoy cracking on with Ondra's hardest route. Let's get to it:

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

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 very warm for its weight, very light, and made to a high quality. Rebecca Ting has been practically living in hers for the last nine...

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 and versatile softshell for walking and general outdoor use in less challenging conditions, says Pegs Bailey.

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...

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

A breathable lightweight synthetic jacket designed for active use, we've found the Proton LT equally handy both as a winter mountain...


Latest News from Drew's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

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 the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

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, it transformed the outdoor industry.

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing on tiny holds, but also one which provided unrivalled responsiveness in all situations. More powerful, more responsive, this is the essence...

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

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

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class...

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and perform...


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