Date of birth: Feb 1980
Location: New Hampshire
Current: Boulder, Colorado
Height: 5ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 152lb (69 kg)
Profession: Rock Climbing & Business Owner
Highest Bouldering Grade: V13 (8b)
Highest Redpoint Grade: 5.14d+
Highest Trad: 5.14c 8c+ / 5.14c / E10
About: Drew was born in Washington, USA, in 1999. His father and mother were both climbers and it was natural for Drew to enter the sport at a very young age. Growing up in an environment split between indoor gyms and natural rock, Drew developed a passion for everything from multi-pitch climbing to competitions.
“By constantly analyzing my situation, I can target my strengths and weaknesses.”
DREW RUANA VIDEOS
Drew Ruana bags the First Ascent of Insomniac V16/8C in Lincoln lake, Colorado
Drew Ruana sends The Game V15/8c in Boulder Canyon, after a year's work.
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Drew Ruana goes beast mode and takes down Daniel Wood's "Creature from the Black Lagoon" V16
Drew Ruana gets the second ascent of Daniel Wood's "Box Therapy" V16 8C+ , 18 moves of powerful micro crimps on a 50 degree slope.
Drew Ruana sends the test piece "Sleepwalker" V16/8c in Red Rocks, Nevada.
THREE DAYS IN JOE'S
Drew Ruana spent three days in Joe's Valley and managed to send 18 of Joes Valley's hardest boulders, including the second ascent of Insurgency v14/15.
THE ASSASIN- FIRST ASCENT
Drew Ruana (16) redpointed and established "The Assassin" 5.14d/9a First Ascent at Smith Rocks, OR in Aggro Gully. He proposed a difficulty grade of 5.14d/9a which makes it the hardest route in the park.
JUST DO IT
On a climbing trip to Smith Rocks, OR over Veterans Day Holiday 2014, Drew Ruana (age 15) redpointed Just Do It 5.14c. Redpoint date 11-10-2014.
Drew Ruana goes on a tear in Bishop, CA. "The Mandala "- V12 ; "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" V11; " Stained Glass " V10 ; "The Swarm "- V13; "Social Distortion" V13 ; "Sharma Traverse" V10 ; "Saigon Direct" V9 ; "Little Forgotten " V10 ; "Disco Diva" V8 ; "Red Rum" V10; "Return Jedi" V10
At age 13, Drew Ruana redpoints "Scarface "5.14a. Scarface is a classic and one of smith Rocks' crown jewels. It was the very first 5.14 rock climb established by an American. It is 30 meters long and requires very technical precise moves.
TO BOLT OR NOT TO BE
On what was intended to be a practice session, Drew Ruana, age 13 redpointed the classic " To Bolt or Not to Be" 5.14a on April 17, 2013
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