World Champion in Bouldering & Lead


Date of birth: March 12, 1999

Hometown: Slovenia

Height: 5 ft 5 in

Weight: 104 lbs

Profession: Rock climber

Highest Grade: Redpoint: 9a ( 5.14d )  On-sight: 8b ( 5.13d )

About: The only climber in history to sweep a Bouldering Work Cup season, and to win 13 World Titles ( 7 World Cup Series and 6 World Championships ). Janja Garnbret has recently qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Janja Garnbret made history in Vail, Colorado by becoming the first person to sweep the entire World Cup Bouldering series.  Nobody had done that before.   Until now.  

After the boulder problem #3, where Janja landed awkwardly on her left shoulder on her first attempt, there was much speculation as to whether she could do the final problem. Until she walked out and flashed it in her typical Janja style.

No doubt, all eyes will be on Garnbert in the upcoming World Cup Lead series, scheduled to kick off during the July 4th holiday weekend in Villars, Switzerland.   If she can repeat her performance on the lead wall, she will undoubtedly be the woman to beat in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.  

“I hope to continue this way.  It was my motivation to win every competition. This has been a lifetime goal!"   



Janja flashes all 4 Final Boulder problems at the IFSC Climbing World Cup Munich 2018

In the Finals, Janja tops the lead route at the World Championships in Innsbruck.

Janja Garnbret makes an incredible ascent of the final Boulder in the IFSC World Climbing Championship Innsbruck 2018