Anna Stöhr climbs her hardest at Arco, Italy
Austrian climber Anna Stöhr has redpointed two 8c’s at Arco, Italy. These are her hardest sport climbs to date after dominating bouldering competitions for over a decade.
After biding farewell to climbing competitions in summer 2018 and dealing with the slipped disc injury that caused her premature retirement, Austrian bouldering champion Anna Stöhr is back on form and climbing better than she ever has been.
The 30-year-old from Innsbruck recently swapped her crashpad for a rope and harness and travelled to Arco, Italy where she sent her two hardest sport climbs to date. The first to go down was Riflessi, an 8c at Monte Colt freed by Stefan Scarperi and flashed convincingly by local Stefano Ghisolfi at the end of last year.
Not one to rest on her laurels, a month later Stöhr sent Cinque Uve at a crag nearby. It’s worth noting that for Cinque Uve she needed just 7 attempts and for Riflessi a mere 5 confirming, as she puts it, "a breakthrough after this injury."
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Yihaaaaa! Another amazing weekend in Arco. On Sunday i climbed my project ‚Cinque Uve‘ 8c. So psyched that the decisive heel hook beta finally worked. It felt awesome to climb this line because I knew every little detail and every single foothold by heart. Really enjoyed the process of projecting a route! Can’t wait to try another one. Thanks for the photo @michelebort! Also really happy to be part of the @wildcountry_official team! #pureclimbing #puremountain @salewa @lasportivagram.