Barbara Zangerl

Austria • Sport climber
  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 172
  • Photos: 2
  • Member since: 2018
  • Favorites: 1
  • Following: 4
  • Followers: 101
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successful ascents
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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
126 9a Sprengstoff
9a Speed intégrale 4 years ago
4 8b Bonobo 5 years ago
1 8b Alcesti 5 years ago
Trad Red point
30 8b+ Anna Kournikova about two years ago
R The Path 4 years ago
8b+ Sangre de Toro
1 8a Point Blank 5 years ago
2 7c The Great Arch 4 years ago
Boulder Send
3 8A Pura Vida
8A X-Ray
By area Diff. band Ascents Hardest ascent
13 8c+ Chicane
Valle del Sarca
10 8b+ I Riflessi del Rosso 4 years ago
10 9a Sprengstoff
9 8c+ Instructor 2 years ago
8c+ Unleashed 2 years ago
Yosemite National Park
9 8b+ Magic Mushroom (free)
Yosemite National Park
9 5.14a Magic Mushroom 5 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)

Boulder timeline (ascents)

grade pyramids

Sport 132 ascents

9a 2
8c+ 7
8c 10
8b+ 33
8b 59
8a+ 11
8a 5
7c+ 3
6a 1
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Other

Grades: French

Trad 33 ascents

8b+ 4
8b 5
8a+ 4
8a 11
7c+ 1
7c 2
7b+ 3
7b 2
  Onsight   Flash   Red point   Other

Grades: French

Boulder 3 ascents

8A 2
7C+ 1
  Send   Other

Grades: Fontainebleau

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