DREW RUANA

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 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.

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.

On Feb 13, 2016, 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. This particular line was well known for years - it was referred to by the locals as the "Triple Link" because it strung together three separate difficult rock climbs: Repeat Offender, Villain, and White Wedding.

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

"When it comes to sending hard projects, even the best climbers don't always know when—or even if—it's going to happen. You bring hope and intent and training...and then you go to work."

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.

On what was intended to be a practice session, Drew Ruan, age 13 redpointed the classic " To Bolt or Not to Be" 5.14a on April 17, 2013

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