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Nina Caprez


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Switzerland
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"Live only the life you want."

My passion for climbing started as soon as I stepped into my first real climbing shoes, I knew that this is my sport.

I grew up in the middle of the Swiss mountains in a valley called Prattigau. After finishing high school, finding no solid direction in normal life I decided to leave the "routine" and chose to continue my life as a climber. My desire to practice this sport with all its facets was so strong, that I was able to overcome all the obstacles that I came across to pursue my lifestyle.

Besides rockclimbing and mountaineering I also spent time competing. During this time, I learned a lot how I have to train and what I have to do, to become a stronger climber. This made me become an even stronger rock-climber, quickly making it possible for me to red-point my first 8b route.

After a while, I lost the motivation for competitions and I started to concentrate more and more on what was for me pure rockclimbing. I travelled all around the world and climbed on all kinds of rocks. From big wall climbing in Patagonia and Kyrgyzstan to boulder trips in Argentina, from deep water soloing in Thailand to sport climbing all around Europe and America. All these experiences and all these different styles of rock climbing gave me so much practice, that it made me the well rounded climber I am now.

Through all these experiences as a rock climber, I found my big challenge: I want to climb the hardest multi pitch routes in the world. To be able to climb a hard multi pitch route in one day, that is my goal and what I am searching for.

Routes like 'Ultime démence', 5 pitches 8a+, 'la Ramirole', 5 pitches 8b, 'Hotel Supramonte' 11 pitches 8b or 'Silbergeier' 6 pitches 8b+, are the most beautiful sucesses in my climbing life.

I love my 'non-system' life. To be able to decide myself how I will earn my money, where I will live, when I will get up in the morning. To do what I need to do to survive. And most importantly: to enjoy every single day, with the least amount of seriousness as possible and to climb to my very best!

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Fri Night Vid WoGü - featuring Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat

In this week's Friday Night Video, Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat attempt Beat Kammerlander's WoGü in the spectacular Rätikon range of Switzerland. Named after the late Wolfgang Güllich, the route was opened by Kammerlander in 1997 but didn't se...

The Ticklist #5 - Céüse Sends, Alpine Jaunts and More...

In this week's ticklist, we've got a variety of sport, trad multipitch, alpine and bouldering ascents to inspire you ahead of the weekend...

Interview Perfect Partners #17 - Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez

In 1993 Lynn Hill made climbing history by becoming the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan, perhaps the world's most famous rock climb. A year later she returned to make a one-day free ascent. As of 2019 only seven climbers...

Video Neverending Story 8b+: Barbara Zangerl & Nina Caprez

In 2015, Austrian Barbara Zangerl and Swiss climber Nina Caprez made the third and fourth ascents of...

Video Nina Caprez - To Bolt Or Not To Be

In this short film, Nina Caprez recounts her story of attempting 'To Bolt or Not to Be' (8b+) at Smith Rock, Oregon. Jean...

News Divine providence by Nina Caprez

Nina Caprez has, together with her boyfriend, repeated the rarely free climbed 900m route Divine Providence on the Grand pilier...

News Nartanesi, 8c, by Nina Caprez

News Fri Ni Vid: Jonathan Siegrist & Nina Caprez - Verdon

Interview Nina Caprez - Silbergeier - Alpine 8b / +


Latest Reviews for Nina's Sponsors

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Scarpa Instinct S

Combining performance, sensitivity, and comfort, the Instinct S is surprisingly versatile. If you've had doubts about slippers in the past, then they might well turn your head, says Rob Greenwood.

Scarpa Rush Mid Kid GTX Boots

Combining the lightness and cushioning of a trail shoe with the support of a boot, the Rush Mid Kids GTX seems a bit of a winner for younger walkers, says Dan Bailey, and would be a particularly good choice for spring and summer.  

Scarpa Mago

The Scarpa Mago is an updated version of an old classic. The old Mago was known for its toe power and, whilst it was amazing on small footholds, it was a bit of a one-trick pony. The new Mago retains that power whilst having an updated construction and shape, new materials and...

Scarpa Spin Infinity

The Spin Infinity is very much Scarpa's offering to the ultra running community, with a chunky stack height and a dual-density midsole...

Scarpa Ribelle Run

Incredibly well made, and capable of taking on a wide variety of terrain and a range of distances, these are superb all-round running shoes,...

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all...


Latest News from Nina's Sponsors

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Arc'teryx Academy: Climb Lake District 29 April - 1 May

After the successful launch of Climb Lake District in 2021, the Arc'teryx Academy is excited to announce that the event will return to Langdale, Cumbria, from 29 April to 1 May.

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

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,...

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...

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,...

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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