Rob Denayer

Rob Denayer

8C BOULDERER FROM BELGIUM, ROUTESETTER, TRAINING ENTHUSIAST, FILMMAKER

8c climber from Belgium

Very skilled boulderer, in love with Fontainebleau

Currently renovating first bouldering gym in Belgium

SHOOT A QUESTION

  • I was born in: 1998
  • I’ve been climbing since: 2008
  • I have climbed on rocks: My hardest route is Insolence 8c (but it is almost a boulder with only 4 quickdraws ;) ). I did a few longer 8b’s but I almost never climb lead.
  • I have climbed on boulders: Multiple 8C boulders (dreamtime, big island, le pied a coulisse, Story of two worlds)
  • With a mattress or with a rope? Mattress of course!
  • Good conditions in winter or good time in summer? Definitely good conditions in winter, I hate warm weather!
  • In the valley or in the mountains? Thats difficult to decide because it can be so peaceful high in the mountains. But I think I prefer the valley because there’s often a river nearby and beautiful trees.
  • Alone or in a group? I can focus best alone and enjoy the silence or sounds of nature a lot.
  • Edge or sloper? Nothing feels better than a good sloper in Fontainebleau when it’s good conditions.
  • Static or dynamic? A like dynamic moves but I’m probably a better static climber.
  • Practice or OS? Practice. I enjoy trying to flash boulders (up to 8A+) but it’s rare for me to flash something outdoors.
  • Flannel shirt or T-shirt? I was always a T-Shirt fan until Rafiki designed the flannel shirt, I’m 100% in love!

6 QUESTIONS FOR ROB

1. If you could only go to one area, what would it be? 
I would die in Fontainebleau if I could ;)

2. Which route "punished" you the most and which one was so good that it surprised you? 
Ill Trill 8B+ in magic wood punished me the most. It has very nice athletic moves but the rock and the boulder itself are not very beautiful (in my opinion) and I had a lot of trouble with the heelhooks. So I projected a boulder that I hated for 5 days. It was hard to stay motivated and hike up there every day again. 

The boulder that surprised me most was my 1 session ascent of Ninja Skills 8B+ in Sobrio (Switzerland ). The hike was horrible and it was super cold in the shade. I just wanted to feel the moves a bit because it was our last day there but it got better and better and I could give good tries from the start. That one is still my biggest fight to date!

3. What OS do you value the most? 
I flashed an 8A+ called Rombuk in Silvretta (Austria) in 2019 with a beautiful rose move in the middle of a big overhang. That was probably my best flash-feeling (together with the flash of second life 8A+ in Chironico).

4. Do you have a precise training plan, or do you stick to the motto "the best climbing training is climbing”?
The best training is definitely climbing for me. I try to add some campus board and one arm hangs and one arm pull-ups if I can.

5. What about your diet, rest, and compensatory exercise? 
What has worked well for you personally? I don’t have a diet and I rest when I’m not climbing (haha) I climb 4-5 times in the week. In the past I did some running as well but I need to find some nice new places to explore.

6. Would you eventually like to try other climbing disciplines that you haven't tried much yet (races, multi-pitch climbing, winter mountains, etc.)?
Multi-pitch climbing looks so nice but for the moment I do not know the techniques (I can barely rope climb ;) but it must be really nice to be so high with nice exposure and enjoy some “easy” climbing.

ROB DENAYER - LAZARUS 8B

Rob Denayer climbing Lazarus 8B, Fontainebleau.

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