Janja Garnbret



Šmartno pri Slovenj Gradcu, Slovenia
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Janja Garnbret is widely regarded as the Greatest climbing competitor Of All Time (the GOAT). In 2021 she added Olympic Champion to her resume, which already featured back to back World Championship Golds, eight overall World Cup titles, a clean sweep of the 2019 Boulder season and a triple World Championship win in the same year.

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Interview Climb for Gold - Janja Garnbret, Olympic Champion

At a launch event in London for the release of the The Wall: Climb for Gold on Netflix UK, we spoke to Olympic Champion Janja Garnbret about her childhood, Tokyo 2020 and future plans. Janja Garnbret says her life has...

News IFSC Boulder World Cup 2022 - Meiringen Report

IFSC commentator Matt Groom reports on all the action from the first Boulder World Cup of the season.

The Ticklist New Video Roundup - 9b for Ondra, Garnbret Crushes, and Cookson Redpoints

In our new video roundup of The Ticklist, where we will be covering all the latest climbing news, from the burliest boulder problems to the most adventurous alpine epics, we take a look at Franco Cookson's...

Newsflash Janja Garnbret Climbs Bügeleisen (Font 8B+)

Olympic champion Janja Garnbret has made the first female ascent of Klem Loskot's Bügeleisen (Font...

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls...

The Ticklist #50 Hard Sport Climbing

This week's Ticklist is all about hard sport ascents...

News Janja Garnbret Becomes First Woman to Onsight 8c

Olympic gold medalist Janja Garnbret has become the first woman to onsight an 8c sport route by...

News IFSC Lead World Cup Kranj 2021: Report

Fri Night Vid Why is Janja Garnbret the Best Competition Climber Ever?

News Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sport Climbing: Women's Final - Report

News Janja Garnbret wins Women's Olympic Sport Climbing Gold

Video Day 4 at the Games - Women's Final Round-Up

News Tokyo 2020 Day 2: Women's Qualification - Results

Video Day 2 at the Games - Women's Qualification, Medal Favourites and Bouldering Explained

News Tokyo 2020 Day 2: Women's Qualification - Report

News IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup Villars 2021

News IFSC Lead and Boulder World Cup Innsbruck 2021 - Report

News IFSC Boulder World Cup Meiringen 2021 (Rnd 1): Report

News Janja Garnbret featured in TIME100 Next List

Video 360 Ascent - The world's longest artificial multi-pitch route

News IFSC Lead World Championships: Hachioji - Report

News 2019 IFSC World Championships Hachioji - Boulder Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Villars 2019 - Report

News IFSC Boulder World Cup 2019 - Vail: Garnbret Reigns Supreme

News IFSC Boulder World Cup 2019: Munich - Report

News IFSC World Cup Chongqing - Boulder & Speed Report

News Silver for Shauna Coxsey in IFSC Boulder World Cup Moscow

News IFSC World Combined Championships Innsbruck: Report

News IFSC Boulder World Cup: Munich - Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Arco 2018: Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Briançon 2018: Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Villars: Report

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Five Ten NIAD Lace - an Updated Classic

The Five Ten Anasazi Pink needs little introduction. This flat, stiff, lace-up shoe has been a mainstay in many climbers' bags for decades. But how does its successor, the NIAD Lace, compare? Nick Brown investigates.


With uproar still shaking the forums at the phasing out of the cult classic Anasazis, all eyes were on Five Ten for the new NIAD range. We recently reviewed the NIAD VCS. Here Rebecca Ting offers a different take on the lower volume version. Does the NIAD VCS LV manage...


The Five Ten NIAD VCS is the latest evolution of the classic Anasazi. Famously a jack-of-all-trades, this comfortable, high performance shoe has long been a regular at every crag and wall. But does the NIAD VCS retain all the perks of the original, does it add anything...

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and...

Five Ten Crawe - a performance all-rounder

The Crawe manages to blend excellent technical performance on edges with good all-round use and comfort, reckons...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and...

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Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges, grips and smears across all surfaces, indoors and out. Extended toe rubber maximises contact area for increased ...

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

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 up, we're showing...

Five Ten Hiangle Pro

Made for the demands of modern bouldering competitions, these climbing shoes are built on the same last and with the same materials...

The New Five Ten Hiangle - an update of a classic

Built on the same last as the previous Hiangle, these shoes are built for high-precision...

Five Ten CRAWE

Designed in collaboration with Swiss bouldering legend Fred Nicole for technical bouldering or sport routes, these climbing shoes...

adidas Terrex FREE HIKER Parley

These lightweight hiking shoes deliver freedom of movement and long-distance comfort for all terrains. The sock-like adidas...

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