Siurana: fullness into the void
+ HOW DID YOU GET INTO CLIMBING?I started when I was 12. I used to climb indoors every Wednesday, and on Saturdays on crags. I realized I found it easier than some adults. I’d done judo for quite a few years, and the strength I’d developed helped my climbing. In the end, I gave up judo and climbing became my main sport./div>+ WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT CLIMBING?enjoy really emptying my batteries, working myself into fight mode, and letting off steam from any personal issues. It seems more natural to fight against yourself, which is different from judo. Living my fears to the limit, committing, falling… I get the most enjoyment on crags, with the different view of the world that you have, and the quiet too. It makes me think, and really calms me. To me, a wall symbolizes the frontier between my peaceful natural setting and the vortex inside me.+ WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO THE SPORT?Climbing is fun, and it’s different every time. I love visiting loads of different spots, and I hope I never tire of doing it. The story’s never the same, you always tackle each route differently. I find it hard to repeat moves. I rarely rehearse movements on a route. On the other hand, I love redpointing. If I top out, I want it to be instinctive. I’ll get organized, and push myself to the limit, until I fall. It’s like in competition – you’re not allowed to have a second go at a segment.+ WHAT DOES “RISE UP” MEAN FOR YOU?It means never giving up – where there’s a will, there’s a way. There are positive aspects to every sad event. There are so many beautiful moments that make it worthwhile. Never give in, always keep moving forward. Touch the limits of what you can do, and then surpass yourself – in the effort you put in and the actual climbing. And in life, “Rise Up” means growing with the people you meet, soaking up every moment so that you can develop and make progress.