Romain Desgranges

Romain Desgranges, born on October 12, 1982 in Sainte-Colombe, is a French professional sport climber.

Romain Desgranges
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Romain Desgranges at the Climbing European Championships, Chamonix, 2013
Personal information
NationalityFrance
Born (1982-10-12) October 12, 1982 (age 38)
Sainte-Colombe, France
OccupationProfessional rock climber
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Websitedesgranges-romain.com
Climbing career
Type of climberSport climbing
Highest grade
Known forWinning the European Championships in 2013 and 2017
Medal record
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Lead
Gold medal – first place 2017 Lead
World Cup
Third place 2016 Lead
Winner 2017 Lead
Third place 2018 Lead
Updated on October 30, 2018.

BiographyEdit

Romain Desgranges started climbing when he was 14 years old in his school.[1]

In 2017, he won both the Lead Climbing European Championships and Lead Climbing World Cup.

RankingsEdit

Climbing World Championships[2]Edit

Discipline 2009 2011 2012 2014 2016
Lead 15 14 6 7 5

Climbing European Championships[2]Edit

Discipline 2004 2006 2008 2010 2013 2015 2017
Lead 18 - 12 19 1 4 1

Climbing World Cup[3]Edit

Discipline 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Lead 44 18 14 24 14 11 12 11 5 5 6 4 5 3 1 3
Bouldering 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Combined 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 -

World GamesEdit

Discipline 2009
Lead 3

Number of medals in the Climbing World CupEdit

Lead[2]Edit

Season Gold Silver Bronze Total
2011 1 1
2012 2 2
2013 0
2014 1 2 3
2015 1 1 2
2016 1 1 2
2017 3 3
2018 1 2 3
Total 6 4 6 16

Rock climbingEdit

Boulder problemsEdit

8C+ (V16):

  • The Kaizer Sauzé - Walid Wood (FRA) - 2011 - First ascent[4]

8B+ (V14):

8B (V13):

  • La danse des Balrogs - Branson (Monthey, SUI) - November 2009[5]
  • Seveso - Fionnay (SUI) - September 2009 - First ascent[6]
  • Permanent Midnight - Fionnay (Switzerland) - September 2009[6]

Redpointed routesEdit

9a (5.14d):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Outsportsteam: Romain Desgranges". www.outdoorsportsteam.com. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 20 December 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c IFSC, ed. (August 20, 2019). "Desgranges's profile and rankings". Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ IFSC, ed. (August 20, 2019). "World Cup Rankings". Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Pierre Delas. "Romain Desgranges, un Bloc extrême "The Kaiser sauzé"". www.kairn.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28.
  5. ^ a b "Romain Desgranges s'offre Radja, 8B+". www.kairn.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29.
  6. ^ a b Pierre Delas. "Two 8B's by Romain Desgranges". www.ukclimbing.com.
  7. ^ "Nina Caprez encadena Full equip en Oliana y la decota de 8c a 8b". desnivel.com (in Spanish).
  8. ^ "Romain Desgranges repite 'El intento' de Cuenca en 1 hora". desnivel.com (in Spanish).

External linksEdit