Chalk Talk Climbing Podcast
About This Show
Chalk Talk is a climbing industry podcast. A place to find interesting and enlightening discussions with professionals in the rock climbing industry. In depth conversations with route setters, coaches, professional climbers, gym managers/owners and much more. Chalk Talk is the place to find inspiration and contemplation on the future of the climbing world and where to take your climbing to the next level.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 61 w/ Petra Klingler | 2016 IFSC Boulder Champ
On being a third generation rock climber, Switzerland’s sports-based school system, and winning the 2016 IFSC boulder world cup…
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Petra Klingler is a 24-year-old climber from Bonstetten, Switzerland. She began climbing as a child; influenced by her parents and grandparents who would take turns watching her and her brother while the others would embark on multi-pitches and alpine climbs. She has since grown to be one of the best female climbers in Europe. This year (2016), Petra secured a 1st place podium spot at the IFSC Bouldering Championships in Paris, France over Miho Nonaka (JPN) and the 2015 boulder world cup overall winner, Akiyo Noguchi (JPN).
Show Notes for episode with Petra Klingler:
* Life after her goal of winning the IFSC Paris Championships (4:58)
* Her thoughts on the route setting at the Paris Championships (5:51)
* How she was able to work on her weaknesses and succeed this season (8:18)
* Her familial roots in climbing and how she got started (10:13)
* Her first IFSC World Cup experience (15:19)
* After competing for most of her life, how does she keep up the motivation (17:32)
* Where and how Petra trains for the IFSC World Cups (17:50)
* Where her motivations are for training inside and climbing outside (24:26)
* How it felt to achieve her goal of winning the Paris Championships (26:03)
* The flood of emotions she experienced after completing the final climb, and whether or not she knew she had won (28:13)
* Her studies in Sports and Economics and what she plans to do with her degree (32:48)
* How Switzerland’s school system is set up to support young athletes (34:06)
* Whether or not she will be pursuing a spot on the Olympic team in 2020 (38:04)