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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Mar 14, 2016

About Jorg Verhoeven

Jorg Verhoeven is a professional Dutch climber who lives and trains in Austria. He's done about 150 world cups (in both bouldering and routes), and he won the Overall Lead World Cup in 2008 and was World Youth Champion twice. He did the 4th free ascent of The Nose on El Cap (5.14), and he recently did Wheel of Life (V15). He was on the cover of Climbing magazine for his historic repeat of The Nose, which further piqued my interest in this all-around badass climber.

I wanted to know how he's capable of doing it all, so we chatted about his training, his attitude about climbing and life, and how he keeps it fun and interesting for himself.

What We Talked About

  • How he trains in his limited gym facility
  • Whether or not he does finger training and campusing (very interesting answers)
  • His internal struggle on The Nose
  • How he trained for the Nose
  • His very specific training for World Cups and other comps

Jorg Verhoeven Links

  • Jorg on Wheel of Life (V15) (Video)
  • Jorg Verhoeven on The Nose (Video)
  • Jorg Verhoeven on Facebook