Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.
Barbara RaudnerPhoto by Herman Erber from freakclimbing.com
In the last five months, five different women have sent 5.14b, bringing the grand total to 12. We profiled these women — and the rest of the “Women of 5.14b” — in our soon-to-come issue (No. 253) of Climbing. Look for it on stands at the end of October.Climbing asked the three most recent women to tick the 5.14b grade the same questions. Before reading their answers, here’s a short introduction…The most recent entry in to the elite club comes from Vienna, Austria. Her name is Barabara Raudner. She made the third ascent of Kaitos Palast in Höllental, Austria.Jenny Lavarda, from Italy, surprised us with her ascent of Claudio Caffe at Terra Promessa. She entered the elite club of women who have ticked the grade at number 11.Kinga Ociepka, from Poland, the 10th woman to redpoint 5.14b grade, is another one; she came out of nowhere with her ascent of Geminis in Rodellar.
Favorite rock type? LimestoneWhat time of day do you prefer? In the morning I like sleeping and in the night, I like to enjoy me!Best crag in the world? Ceüse, Erto, and Terra PromessaFavorite movie? Million Dollar Baby and The Fast & The FuriousLast movie you saw? The Dukes of HazzardFavorite song? “Vertigo” by U2Favorite Drink? Red Bull, of course!If you had to choose between finger strength or body strength, which one would it be? Finger strengthSea crags or mountain crags? Mountain cragsItaly or Poland? Italy
Favorite rock type? LimestoneWhat time of day do you prefer? NightBest crag in the world? RodellarFavorite movie? Touching the VoidLast movie you saw? Citizen KaneFavorite song? “OST” by Tony Gatlif, and “Naci en Alamo” by VengoFavorite Drink? Rouge WineIf you had to choose between finger strength or body strength, which one would it be? Finger strength Sea crags or mountain crags? Mountain cragsItaly or Poland? Italy
Favorite rock type? Granite What time of day do you prefer? I am a “night owl,” and I gain a lot of energy the longer the evening goes.Best climbing crag in the world? I would say Catalonia, Misja Pec, and the Hell Valley for sport climbing; Magic Wood and Ticino for bouldering.Favorite movie? The Devil Wears PradaLast movie you saw? The Perfume Favorite song? “Stadium Arcadium” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and “Rise up” by Alex Schein.Favorite drink? Italian CappucinoIf you had to choose between finger strength or strength in the rest of you body, which one would it be? I think the most important thing is strength in your mind.Sea crags or mountain crags? Mountain cragsItaly or Poland? Italy!