Born and raised in Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps, Anna is a passionate climber. Although she is better known for her results in competitions, she really feels at home climbing outdoors. Her parents, both climbers, introduced Anna to rock climbing when she was six years old: at the age of eight she joined a kids climbing group, and competed ever since. Now, after a quarter of a century, Anna has made numerous first female ascents in bouldering from Austria to South Africa, from Scandinavia to the US. She has been on rock climbing trips to Japan, China, the Balkans and lots of other interesting, funny and meaningful places. Looking for something different, Anna stopped competing in the World Cup Circuit in 2017. Now she is eager to push her limits outdoor, be it bouldering, sport climbing or multipitch routes.

HIGHLIGHTS

  
2021

 Home

 

2020

 Resistance: Route: La Résistance, Grade: 8c

 

2019

 Evolution: "Ali Baba", the route is located in the Maritime Alps in France with a grade of 8a+ in difficulty

 

2018 

 Welcome: Anna joins the Salewa Athlete Team

 

2017  

 Anna sent some of the hardest boulder problems of the world: "New Base Line" 8b+ boulder 2017 SUI, "The Penrose Step" 8b+ FFA boulder 2017 USA, "Steppenwolf" 8b boulder FFA 2017 SUI, "Meadowlark Lemon" stand 8b 2017 boulder FFA. For the future, she aims to evolve both as a person and as a climber, finding and climbing interesting multi pitch routes and pushing her limits in sport climbing. The near future could include a test piece in Zillertal called "Freedom" 8b+/c sport climb, and "Resistance" 8c at Schleierwasserfall.

 

EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION

Anna started climbing at the age of six and quickly started to compete in the Austrian national team, notching up impressive performances at international events. Now her success continue with alpinism and new big wall experience.

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FAVORITE PLACE

There is no place like home: Innsbruck, a great home base to enjoy the alps, and to come back to after visiting some remote climbing area across the globe.

FAVORITE BOOK

Actually it changes pretty frequently: one forever would be quite boring. At the moment they are two: "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr and "The Capital" by Robert Menasse.

BIGGEST FEAR

Fear itself..

ACTIVITIES PRACTICED

Anna’s life revolves around the idea of enjoying the sport of climbing in multiple ways. She wants to be a well-rounded climber who feels comfortable in different terrain. She feels passionate about bouldering, sport climbing and multipitch climbing. Anna is a person motivated to challenge herself and evolve as a climber and as a human being.

HOBBIES

Anna loves reading, drinking coffee, going to a certain cinema called "Leokino" which screens mainly European movies, spending time outside on her bike or on her skis.

ANNA STÖHR

NATIONALITY: AUSTRIAN
DATE OF BIRTH: 25.4.1988
ACTIVITY: CLIMBING

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