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Slovenians Markovic and Garnbret Crush in Catalunya

Janja Garnbret climbingMina Markovic climbing

Mina Markovic (left) and Janja Garnbret (right) made personal and national history in Catalunya, Spain yesterday. Markovic, the overall World Cup champ in both 2011 and 2012, has become the first Slovenian woman to climb 9a/5.14d with her send of La Fabela Pa La Enmienda. On her Instagram she says she is, “…Very pleased about the gift that Santa brought to me – new project, great line! 🙂 But, just few days after, I have already put it down. My first 9a is done!”

Following in Mina’s footsteps, 16-year-old Janja Garnbret flashed Rollito Sharma (8c/5.14b) while in Spain. Of both her and Mina’s sends Janja says, “Wow! What a day!! 😄 A huge success!!” Clearly the ladies of Slovenia are strong and psyched. Congrats to Mina and Janja!

Climb on!

Info and photo credit: Mina’s Instagram, Janja’s Instagram, 8a.nu

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What It Takes to be #1

Mina Markovic claimed the title of Lead World Champion and overall combined (lead+speed+bouldering) World Champion in 2011 AND 2012. She came close to taking a title in 2013, placing 4th in the Women’s Bouldering World Cup Finals. However, from the description of her training and health regimen, she’ll be back for more titles in the future. If you want to know what it takes to be #1, check out DPM’s interview with the 25-year-old Slovenian.

Get strong! ~Cate

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