SUCCESSFUL SPANISH CLIMBER, 100 X 8A AND HIGHER
In just 7 years she has climbed over 100 routes of 8a grade and higher
Her most difficult RP is 8b+
She fell for building “castells” (human towers), which are shown at street festivals in Catalonia
She loves Siurana, Margalef, Oliana, Rodellar or Santa Linya
1. If you could only go to one area, what would it be?
How difficult! In summer I would definitely go to Céüse, it's my favorite place! Very demanding and beautiful routes and the place is spectacular! In winter I would stay at home, near Siurana and Montserrat!
2. Which route "punished" you the most and which one was so good that it surprised you?
The route that cost me the most, especially mentally, was my first 8c, "Mind Control" in Oliana. Not because it was my first 8c, but because it is a very long and demanding route, where the hardest crux is at the top, before the chain is clipped, when you've been climbing for more than 45 meters. I had to manage the psychological part very well in order to be able to chain calmly!
On the other hand, my second 8c, "Snuff Movies" in Sant Llorenç (La Sibèria), I enjoyed it very much! It is a 20 meter route, very fast to climb, and without any pause! I had a great time trying it, and it came out very fast!
3. What OS do you value the most?
Probably my first 8a in sight, "Hard Crit" in Margalef. It is a very fun route to climb, where at the top there is a very big gap, and the truth is that I had to fight not to lose my nerves!
4. Do you have a precise training plan, or do you stick to the motto "the best climbing training is climbing"?
I have a personal trainer who designs my daily and weekly workouts. I train from Monday to Friday every day: in the mornings fitness sessions, and in the afternoons bulder sessions. Fridays is my "rest" day but I go swimming and do stretching.
And on weekends I go climbing to the max! And if I can get away during the week, we change the bulder training to rock climbing!
5. What about your diet, rest, and compensatory exercise? What has worked well for you personally?
The truth is that I don't follow a specific diet, but I do try to eat everything and in a healthy way.
Resting is more difficult for me! I am a very dynamic and nervous person, and I always need to do something! But it is true that it is necessary to rest to get results.
And as for compensatory exercises, yes it is a daily work we do, especially to avoid possible injuries!
6. Would you eventually like to try other climbing disciplines that you haven't tried much yet (races, multi-pitch climbing, winter mountains, etc.)?
Yes, I'm looking forward to doing multi-picth again!