3 April 2023

Romy Fuchs does Versace (8B)

Romy Fuchs has been on a two weeks trip to Ticino and has managed to send six boulders graded 8A and harder including Versace (8B) in Brione. Here is a video from the trip. (c) Kim Marschner

The 22-year-old was an active competition climber until 2019. Of late, she has been somewhat under the radar, but she has quietly ticked (at least) three 8B's plus the five-pitch Corsican benchmark, Delicatessen (8b) in Corsica.

When did you get into climbing and what types of climbing are you most motivated by currently?
I‘ve been climbing since I was 8 years old. In [my] youth I was more focused on competitions, as a member of the German youth team I did a lot of comps all over the world and really liked it. Right now I‘m more into rock climbing. Bouldering, sport and since last year, also multi-pitch. As of 2020, I‘m studying medicine in Nürnberg which means I'm not super focused on training the whole time, but it’s nice with Frankenjura close by.

What are your next plans?
Just a few days in Magic Wood and then back to Uni. At the end of the year I'm planning to go to South America and check out the climbing there :)

What's the secret to your recent bouldering success?
Hmm hard to say.. recently I definitely spent more time bouldering outside than sport, so I think there I can push myself more to make harder moves :D

What about trying an 8B+ as your 8Bs went down quickly?
I am actually thinking about touching New Baseline soon, but I think the gap between 8B and 8B+ can be very hard haha :D but yeah, I’m curious about what’s possible if I start a more long-term project :)
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