Nina Caprez

Sport

Climb

Hometown

Küblis, Switzerland

Hometown

Küblis, Switzerland

Sport

Climb

Nina sees climbing as a way of finding truth, facing herself with each move - the good, the bad and the ugly. Growing up on a farm in Switzerland, Nina feels most at home outside, having the sky as her roof and the earth as her bed. As a self-professed 'bon vivant hippy' she seeks an emotional calling to each project, but don’t for one second think that she is flighty. Nina can be as sharp as a Swiss knife (which is one of her nicknames), efficiently climbing, training hard and expressing herself completely through her spot. She knows what a privilege it is to live a climbing gypsy life, feeling gratitude even on the days she doesn’t send.

Achievements

  • Silbergeier, 200m, 8b+, Rätikon
  • Hotel Supramonte, 8b, Sardinia
  • Orbayu, 550m, 8c, Picos de Europa, Spain 
  • Hélix, 8c+, Pic St. Loup, France
  • Divine Providence, 1'000m 7b+, Mont Blanc
  • El Nino, 1'000m 8a+, El capita, Yosemite, USA

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