Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP
Nina Caprez is a professional climber from Switzerland who specializes in hard multi-pitch climbing - she seeks out the most aesthetic, hard, sustained climbs in the world and her climbing resume is littered with first ascents and sought after second ascents.
Nina will be talking about a route she climbed with Barbara Zangerl last summer in the Rätikon - a place close to Nina's heart and home of the famous Silbergeier (winner of VIMFF Jury Award 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN5CDewKVdk).
Unendliche Geschichte, 420m, 12 pitches up to 8b+ (14a), FA Beat Kammerlander.
Nina and Barbera managed the second ascent after Piedro del Pra'd ascent in 2004.
The story is about the beautiful friendship they have, being up there on the wall. About pushing each other and truly believing in what they were trying to achieve.
"I grew up in the middle of the Swiss mountains in a valley called Prattigau. After finishing high school, finding no solid direction in normal life I decided to leave the "routine" and chose to continue my life as a climber. My desire to practice this sport with all his facets was so strong, that I was able to overcome all the obstacles that I came across to peruse my lifestyle.
Besides rockclimbing and mountaineering I also spent time competing. During this time, I learned a lot how I have to train and what I have to do, to become a stronger climber. This made me become an even stronger rock-climber, quickly making it possible for me to red-point my first 8b route.
After a while, I lost the motivation for competitions and I started to concentrate more and more on what was for me pure rockclimbing. I travelled all around the world and climbed on all kinds of rocks. From big wall climbing in Patagonia and Kyrgistan to boulder trips in Argentina, from deep water soloing in Thailand to sport climbing all around Europe and America. All these experiences and all these different styles of rock climbing gave so much practice, that it made me the well rounded climber I am now.
Through all these experiences as a rock climber, I found my big challenge: I want to climb the hardest multi pitch routes in the world. To be able to climb a hard multi pitch route in one day, that is my goal and what I am searching for."