Sterling Athletes Team
I started climbing at the age of 15. Since then, climbing has taught me a lot about myself, other people and the world. Even if I am part of ‘working life’ since a few years now, climbing has remained my passion and still motivates me for hard projects at the rock.
How did you get started climbing? A friend of mine took me with her on a climbing trip to Southern France – great place to start climbing!
How old were you when you started? 15
Who or what inspired you to start climbing? When I was six years old, some friends of my parents once went climbing with us at a very little crag in Catalunya. Since then, I always wanted to try that sport again and to become a ‘real’ climber and was very glad to meet a friend who already climbed a lot.
Who served as your inspiration in life? Nobody in particular – people who realize their dreams and who live the life they wish
What was your first outdoor climb? See question above
Any training advice or suggestions? The best training incentive for me is to have projects which really inspire me, I could not motivate myself if training would be a goal in itself.
If you could have 1 superpower what would it be? Always knowing about the conditions at the crags ;-)
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? (no wishing for more wishes) At the moment, just one: no more humidity in Frankenjura ;-)
What was your favorite childhood cartoon? Pippi Langstrumpf (not a cartoon though)
Shameless self-promotion –
SHORT TERM CLIMBING GOALS: Finishing the 8c-project which I came quite close last year :-), sending some boulder projects I checked out before my finger injury
SHORT TERM PERSONAL GOALS: Spending less time with things I don't really enjoy
LONG TERM CLIMBING GOALS: Discovering all styles of climbing in many different places of the world
LONG TERM PERSONAL GOALS: Always finding the right balance between climbing, traveling and working
Favorite Climbing Areas: Frankenjura, Kufstein areas, Rodellar, Hauktjern
Some of my most proudest climbing routes - not always the hardest
King of the Bongo (8b+/8c)
Smith & Wesson (8b+)
Ultra Perm (8b)
Plan B (8b)
Clockwork Orange (8b)
El Sepes (8a flash)
Primera Linea (8a flash)
Laktat (Fb 8A+ trav.)
Mackie Messer im Sitzen (Fb 8A)
Best day of climbing: Had so many good climbing days! E.g. one day bouldering with two friends in Harbak/Norway, such a nice scenery close to the sea, no one else around, perfect sunset after a perfect day
Your favorite climb: So many good climbs...maybe King of the Bongo/Germany (8b+/8c) (my personal challenge), Ultra Perm/USA (8b), Rose der Zeit/Austria (8a+/8b), Jumping Jack Flash/Austria (7c)
List at least 5 reasons why you like Sterling Rope
1: Long durability
2: Light weight
4: The company's philosophy and its support for motivated climbers
5: Nice team
The last book you read? Carlos Ruiz Zafon: El juego del angel
Your favorite book/story? T.C: Boyle: Water Music
Your favorite bands? Morcheeba, The National, Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Favorite movies? Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Amores perros
Your favorite types of music? Depending on my mood
Other sports/activities you like to do? (other than climb) Running, skiing, meeting friends
What do you feel is your best accomplishment (other than climbing)? Keeping my Spanish alive during all these years
Your favorite beverages? Indian Chai
One favorite personal quote? "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
Sarah Seeger has redpointed Steinbock (8c) and is the first woman to climb a route of this grade in the Frankenjura
An einem perfekten Herbsttag Anfang Oktober gelang Sarah Seeger mit
Mai gelang Sarah Seeger im Zwergenschloss im Frankenjura der Durchstieg von �Ronin� (10+/11-).