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Barbara Zangerl

@babsizangerl
Austria • Sport climber
  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 160
  • Photos: 2
  • Member since: 2018
  • Favorites: 1
  • Following: 4
  • Followers: 65
9a
red pointed
8b
onsighted
160
successful ascents
12.6km
distance climbed

About me

I got into climbing when my brother took me along climbing when I was 14 years old. That’s how I started. Together we went to the bouldering gym in Flirsch. I enjoyed climbing from the very first minute. After my first visit to the gym, I went climbing regularly. Later I climbed a lot with my sister Claudia and Bernd Zangerl-(no relation ). He took us to a rock face for the first time. Together we checked out the various boulder regions in Switzerland. I can very well remember my first rock face experience. Back then I could hardly imagine that climbing on a natural surface could be so much better than what I did before. It was an incisive experience for me. I was just focused on bouldering for six years and travelled to the different bouldering areas around the world.

The next key moment, was my backinjury, a herniated vertebral disc (happend in 2009), which made me to change my attitude towards climbing a bit. I wasn’t allowed to do bouldering for a long time, which was my focus up until then. There was too much strain on my disc, especially when jumped down from a boulder. Therefore, I started with easy sport climbs, which at the same time was a kind of therapy for my injury. That’s how I discovered a new passion. I thoroughly enjoyed trying something new.

Today I can say that it is more motivating for me to combine everything and enjoy and explore the different styles of climbing. I love being outdoors, travel to various regions to try out cool alpine routes, sport multipitches, trad climbs or sportclimbs. Climbing and the lifestyle involved are important to me. And I like to rise to a challenge and master it. Whenever I manage something that is at my personal limit, it’s an incredible feeling that encourages me to carry on and to explore new boundaries.

Over the winter months I train indoors. In the summer I try to spend most of my time outdoors on the rock face. At the moment i also work parttime in a hospital as radiology assistant.

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Notable ascents

By style By type Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Sport Red point
124 9a Speed intégrale 2 years ago
Onsight
4 8b Bonobo 3 years ago
Flash
1 8b Alcesti 3 years ago
Trad Red point
25 R The Path 2 years ago
8b+ Sangre de Toro
5.14a Magic Mushroom (free)
Flash
1 6c Point Blank 3 years ago
Onsight
2 5.12d The Great Arch 2 years ago
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
Siurana
13 8c+ Chicane 3 years ago
Valle del Sarca
10 8b+ I Riflessi del Rosso 2 years ago
Yosemite National Park
9 5.14a Magic Mushroom (free)
5.14a Magic Mushroom 3 years ago
Kalkofen
8 8c+ Instructor 4 months ago
8c+ Unleashed 4 months ago
Cadarese
6 8a Turkey Crack 3 years ago
8a The Doors 6 years ago
8a Mustang 6 years ago

Climber Performance Rating (CPR) Timelines

For help understanding the CPR timeline chart see the CPR timeline explained article.

Sport timeline (ascents)

Trad timeline (ascents)

grade pyramids

Sport 129 ascents

9a 1
8c+ 7
8c 8
8b+ 33
8b 59
8a+ 11
8a 5
7c+ 3
7c
7b+
7b
7a+
7a
6c+
6c
6b+
6b
6a+
6a 1
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Other

Grades: French

Trad 28 ascents

8b+ 3
8b 2
8a+ 3
8a 11
7c+ 1
7c 2
7b+ 3
7b 2
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Other

Grades: French

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