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Gerard Rull

Hometown: Barcelona

Currently Resides: Barcelona

Local Crag: Siurana

Favourite Crag: El Pati, Siurana

 

How did you get into climbing?

My Father is a climber, an old school one, so I shared a few family climbing holidays with him. When I was 15, I decided to get into the sport more seriously. As soon as I got into the sport I started to train and compete. When I was 17, I took a huge step and started to train with David Macià, one of the greatest coaches around Spain.

What is it you love most about climbing?

The mix of being with friends, discovering new places, and challenging your self.

Who was the biggest influence in your climbing?

From my dad, to my mates such as Edu Marín, and my girlfriend; everyone has influenced me all the way up to here.

Proudest ascent in climbing?

Aitzol, F8c, in Margalef. I broke my pulley in that route, so when I went back 6 months later and did it. It felt like defeating the fears that injuries create.

What is your favourite type of climbing?

I'm good at physical demanding routes, but I prefer crimps and technical climbing.

 

What do you do when you’re not climbing?

Have fun. I like to go skiing, or just playing PlayStation, and watching my football team: F.C Barcelona.

What is it about climbing that keeps you doing it for so long?

I don't, I just love to do it.

Why do you love 3RD ROCK?

The clothes - quality and comfort. I also like the company ethics. I like to feel that I have a close relationship with my sponsors.

What is your favourite 3RD ROCK item?

The hoodies!

Can you offer your best training secret?

Training with a lot of motivation!

If you could summarise your outlook on life in a sentence what would it be?

Never give up.

Goals and projects for 2016?

La Rambla (El Pati, Siurana), F9a+, keep on onsighting some F8b, and travel discovering new places (Ceüse? America?).

CLIMBING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Broadway (8c+/9a in El Pati, Siurana) in 2015
  • 200+ routes of F8 grade
  • 2004 Spanish U-16 Championship
  • At 15 sent his first F8a
  • At 17 on-sighted first F8a, red-pointed his first F8b+ and ranked 4th in the European U-20 in Velko, Bulgaria
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