When and how did you get into climbing and what kept you interested / fascinated in the sport
I have always been around walls, as my parents have always climbed. At the age of three I was already doing the typical swings that kids love from climbers, and the first topropes in the fifth degree. But it wasn't until we took a trip to Australia and I started in 6th grade that I discovered I really liked this sport. What fascinates me about this sport is the constant competition with yourself, the desire to constantly excel and get better and better. Also, I like it because it's a sport that takes you to new and different places.
Who was your childhood hero and do you consider yourself a role model now? Does it influence you at all that other people look up to you?
I haven't had a good hero but the fact that I live in Cornudella and meet Dani Andrada has made me very interested in the ways he has done and is doing. But now we can say that my idols are Adam Ondra and Alex Megos. I don't consider myself a role model, and I've never considered whether people admire me or not. I climb because I like myself and not others.
What were the most important milestones in your life so far, both in climbing and in everyday life? Did you immediately recognize them as such or only later on?
The most important milestone I have achieved so far has been "chaining" my first 8a with 10 years and 8b with 12. In everyday life I am very happy with my studies as I get good results in all subjects.
What were your greatest failures / setbacks / injuries? How did you cope with them and how did you come back from them?
So far I have not had any injuries and I hope so for many years. I haven't had any failures either, but sometimes I get frustrated when a route doesn't come out when I want to or if I don't like how I climb one day, but I'm lucky that my coach, my parents take great care of the psychological part of sport and they help me manage failure in the best way possible. But I still have a lot to learn.
What is your favorite climbing related story / experience?
The experience I remember the most is the feeling of joy and satisfaction I had when I chained my first 7c +, as until then I had only done 7a + and I didn't think I could get out of such a difficult path in such a short time. That's when I began to truly believe in myself and realize that with perseverance and hard work you can achieve what you set out to do.