Slovenian competition crusher Janja Garnbret climbed her first 5.14d with a send of Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya in Spain. It took her two days.
At 18, she has racked up an impressive list of competition wins, including 5.13 onsights on the rock.
Clipped the chains of Seleccio Natural!! My first 9a! 🙌🏼 Such an amazing climb 👌🏼Besides, I also sent Open Your Mind! Psyched to find a new project! 🙌🏼 Thank you @domen_skofic for belaying! ❤️ Thanks for the pic @tobias_lanzanasto ! 😉 @fiveten_official @fivetenslovenija #brandofthebrave @camp1889 #campcassin @morphoholds #grabthedifference #CTeam
In the the fall, she was projecting Realization/Biographie 5.15a in Ceuse and nearly sent before having to leave.
In 2015, she placed fourth in the overall lead climbing standings in her first year in the IFSC.
In the same year, she placed first in La Sportiva Legends Only, ahead of Shauna Coxsey, Mélissa Le Nevé, Juliane Wurm and Anna Stöhr.
In 2016, she won most of the IFSC competitions in which she participated. She won the World Cup in Lead and Combined disciplines, the World Championships in Lead and the World Youth Championships in Lead and Bouldering.
Garnbret also won the German top-class Adidas Rockstars invitational bouldering contest, defeating Jessica Pilz in the super final.
In 2017, she won the World Cup in Lead and Combined disciplines, the Combined title in the European Championships, and she ranked second in Bouldering both at the World Cup and European Championships.
It looks like 2018 will bring big sends and more podiums for Garnbret.