Alizée introduces herself:
I started climbing when I was 8 years old on the legendary French cliffs in Verdon, Buoux. At the age of 15, I had sent my first 8b+ (Putain Putain) and had become a climbing Junior World Champion
I decided to take a break from climbing so I could devote myself completely to the pole vault as it was something that I was really excited about. I vaulted for 3 years and became champion of France only to realize that climbing was my means of expression and a lifestyle that suits me. I can not live without climbing.
Travelling, meeting new people, learning and challenging myself is the life I want. I have improved my climbing abilities (multiple 8c & a 8a block) and competition results (3rd in the European Championships - Imst). Ceuse & Spain are the places where I feel the best climbing and want to be more often. I discovered Bishop in the U.S. and Smith Rock and they are a different world!
Now I want to discover more climbing hot spots in the United States. I think I can still push myself, to express my passions at an even higher level and push my limits!
31 year old Austrian climber Angela 'Angy' Eiter has become the first woman to climb 9b, according to a post by 8a.nu. Angy... Read more
US climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have shaved four minutes off the previous record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week follows Steve McClure as he attempts to climb the 'best three routes in Yorkshire'; Urgent... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week is from BMC TV and Hot Aches Productions, celebrating the life of Ken Wilson and his classic... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week is from Chris Schulte and he's off the beaten path in Switzerland. He explains his motivations... Read more