Solveig Korherr

„ I couldn't imagine life without climbing. Due to my dad I have grown up with it and developed a grear passion for rock- and comp climbing. The mix between power, endurance, coordination and felxibility in climbing captures my fascination. There are always new routes/ boulders and you always have a new challenge. “

Solveigs
Achievements Comps

  • German Vice Champion Lead (Opens)
  • Southern German Lead Champion 2016, Reutlingen
  • German Vice Champion Overall 2015 (Youth A)
  • 23rd Place World Cup Lead Imst 2014
  • 5th Place European Youth Cup Lead (Youth A)
  • 1st Place German Lead Cup Neu-Ulm 2014 (Opens)

Solveigs
Achievements Outdoors

  • Rockclimbing:
  • La Cabane au Paradis (8c+), Rawyl
  • Lucifer (8c+), Red River Gorge
  • Southern Smoke (8c+), Red River Gorge
  • Body Building (8c/+); Bürs
  • Der schwarze Schwan (8c), Ötztal
  • King of the Bongo (8c), Rottachberg
  • Battle Cat (8c) Frankenjura
  • Omaha Beach (8b+) Flash, Red River Gorge
  • Disneyland (8b) Onsight, Rawyl
  • Boulder:
  • Schrotti (7b), Magic Wood
  • Hageltrauma (7b), Magic Wood
  • Orange Top Blue Sky (V8), Red Rock
More about Solveig at Digital Rock

Solveig
about Mantle

„ Whether on warm or cold days, Mantle is always a loyal companion. Due to the perfect mixture the chalk is neither too fine nor too clumpy. This is why I am grateful for being part of the Mantle-Team. “

Questions to Solveig

What do you usually do in your spare time?

Since my life is all about climbing at the moment, I spend most of my time climbing. When I'm not on the rock, I like to train in the gym and I set new routes for the climbing gym "Aranea+" in Schaffhausen. Obviously, you can't climb every day, so on the rest days I also like to spend my time stretching, reading, watching series and eating cake (very important to refill my energy storage!!!).

Give us a fun fact about you or a remarkable experience in your climbing career.

On the first of May 2019 I was eager to get back to my new project in Bürs in Vorarlberg, which I had tried the weekend before. Since I couldn't find a climbing partner at first, I persuaded my father to accompany me. After a two-hour drive and full of euphoria, my dad noticed that he had forgotten his climbing harness. Pretty frustrated and disappointed, I thought, that's it now and we have to go back home. After a long wait, however, we met a very nice man who fortunately was from the area. So, he ordered his wife to bring a harness from his old fund. Yay! Now I could give my project a chance after all. Since I was still a little bit upset, my first try was a complete flop and I fell out in the lower part. After a 10 minute break, I immediately went back in again. This time it went surprisingly smoothly. I was able to climb well through both cruxes. Since the route is 35 m long, you have to stay on the ball at the top, although it gets a bit easier. Totally nervous and already well pumped, I was able to tremble up the last part and was overjoyed to clip the anchor of my first 8c "Nobody Is Perfect". What an overwhelming moment! My dad was totally happy not to have to freeze in the cold shade anymore to belay me because we spent the rest of the day in the sun and for the coronation of the day we had coffee and cake. Last but not least, the climbing legend Beat Kammerlander actually passed us in the center of Bludenz. What a crazy day! Definitely one that I will not forget.

What are your long term and/or short term goals?

After the many years in which I have mainly devoted myself to competition climbing, I now focus exclusively on rock climbing. My goal is still to climb as many different rockwalls as possible to develop a diverse climbing style. Since I have only reached a handful of ascents in the 8c and 8c+ grade, I would like to climb more routes in this difficulty. A long term goal and at the same time a big dream of mine would be to climb a 9a at some point. Regardless of the difficulty level, I would like to gain even more experience in trad climbing and multi pitching.

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