Name: Josef Šindel
Year of birth: 2007
Climbing since: 2010
Country: Czech Republic
What do you like about climbing? The best thing about climbing is the feeling of absolute freedom and presence, where you only perceive the rock and the movement. You focus on the steps in front of you. Every route is completely different and you never encounter the same problem again. I also love travelling around the world where I can try climbing in different areas with different styles and holds.
How did you get started climbing? I was introduced to climbing by my parents, who also climb, and I've had the biggest role model in them ever since they hung me up on a rock when I was little.
Other interests? I enjoy all sports, card games and chess.
Favourite climbing area? Krpcovo in Slovakia and also Frankenjura
The best achievements? Definitely the Chiroptera route 9a+, then also the routes The End 8c+, Pain makes me stronger every day 8c+ and Pu-Erh 8c+.
Biggest climbing experience? Climbing the Chiroptera route.
Plans for the future? I climbed the second length of the Hipoxia route (9a) in Slovakia, which is an unclimbed project. I've made all the steps, so I hope it will work out soon.
Climbing in 100 years? I think climbing is still a very young sport and in 100 years something will be climbed that we can't even imagine yet....10b?