Maja Vidmar (climber)

Maja Vidmar (born December 30, 1985) is a Slovenian rock climber and sport climber, known for winning the 2007 Lead Climbing World Championship. She started competing in 2000, at the age of 15, and retired from international competitions at the age of 29, after participating in the 2014 Lead Climbing World Championship and 2014 Lead Climbing World Cup.[1]

Maja Vidmar
Maja Vidmar at the 2010 Winter Military World Games.jpg
Vidmar at the 2010 Winter Military World Games
Personal information
NationalitySlovenian
Born (1985-12-30) December 30, 1985 (age 34)
Kranj, Slovenia
OccupationProfessional rock climber
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Climbing career
Type of climberSport climbing
Highest grade
Known forWorld Champion in Lead climbing
Sport
Retired2014
Updated on August 13, 2019.

CareerEdit

Vidmar started climbing at the age of 12 years, in 1997 in a climbing gym. Next year, she started competing in national events. In 2000, at the age of 15, she won the European Youth Cup in Lead climbing.[1]

Her most relevant competitive achievements were obtained between 2005 and 2011, as shown below. In 2008, she also received the La Sportiva Competition Award.[2]

She retired from international competitions at the age of 29, after participating in the 2014 Lead Climbing World Championship and 2014 Lead Climbing World Cup.[1]

RankingsEdit

Climbing World Cup[3]Edit

Discipline 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Lead 9 12 8 2 4 1 2 3 7 3 11 16 7

Climbing World Championships[1]Edit

Discipline 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014
Lead 17 11 3 3 11 17 5

Number of medals in the Climbing World CupEdit

Lead[1]Edit

Season Gold Silver Bronze Total
2002 1 1
2003 1 1
2004 2 2
2005 1 2 3 6
2006 1 1 2 4
2007 6 6
2008 2 1 1 4
2009 1 1 1 3
2010 1 1
2011 1 1 1 3
2012 3 3
2014 1 1
Total 12 7 16 35

Rock climbingEdit

RedpointedEdit

8c+/5.14c:

  • Attila Lunga – Baratro (ITA) – June 18, 2009[4]

8c/5.14b:

  • StrelovodMišja Peč (SLO) – March 27, 2009
  • Sikario Sanguinario – Baratro (ITA) – September 12, 2007
  • La peste nera – Baratro (ITA) – September 12, 2007
  • Osapski pajek – Osp (SLO) – May 8, 2006[5]

OnsightedEdit

8b+/5.14a:

  • Humildes pa casaOliana (ESP) – April 2010[6]

8b/5.13d:

  • Spartan wallKalymnos (GRE) – May 26, 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e IFSC, ed. (April 26, 2018). "Vidmar's profile and rankings". Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Arco Rock Legends 2008 won by Adam Ondra and Maja Vidmar". planetmountain.com. September 6, 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  3. ^ IFSC, ed. (July 20, 2017). "World Cup Rankings". Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Maja Vidmar climbs Attila Lunga 8c+". planetmountain.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Vidmar sends her first 8c at Osp, Slovenia". planetmountain.com. May 31, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Maja Vidmar 8b+ onsight at Oliana, Spain". planetmountain.com. April 14, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2019.

External linksEdit