Who Is Alberto Ginés López? – The Catalan Crusher

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Alberto Ginés López is a very strong young Spanish climber who’s proved himself on the Youth circuit. He’s now representing Spain on the world stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In his Youth career he took 9 Gold medals in the European Youth Cup spread between Bouldering and his strongest category Lead.

He’s also taken a Silver and Bronze in the adult IFSC World Cup and has taken 5th place twice in 2021’s short Lead season. He is sponsored by Red Bull, La Sportiva, and Black Diamond.

How Old Is Alberto Ginés López?

Alberto Ginés López is just 18 years old and was born on the 23rd of October 2002

Alberto Ginés López Height

Alberto Ginés López is 168 cm tall or 5 foot 5 inches.

Alberto Ginés López Ape Index


When Did Alberto Ginés López Start Climbing?

Alberto started climbing when he was just 3 years old! His parents are climbers and they lived in Sant Cugat del Vallés, a Catalan region, just outside of Barcelona. This area of Spain especially is littered with amazing rock climbing and this is where Alberto would learn and hone his skills – out on real rock.

Is Alberto Ginés López In The Olympics?

Yes, Alberto qualified at the IFSC Combined Qualifier in Toulouse 2019 by taking 7th. He’s definitely invited and will be able to represent Spain and the Catalan region.

Alberto Ginés López training with Adam Ondra

Will Alberto Ginés López Win The Olympics?

Initially it wasn’t thought that Alberto would get a medal or even place in the top eight, making it to the finals. However his training in the past year has really paid off and his Speed times were consistently coming down. His main strength is in Lead but he is a strong Boulderer – though not suited to the more modern, co-ordination style that’s in favor.

There is a chance that Alberto Ginés López could take a medal if he gets lucky in Speed climbing, does well in Lead, and places above the middle in Bouldering. It’s an outside chance that relies on others not performing at their best but it is possible.

Alberto Ginés López Outdoor Climbing

Alberto has two 9a climbers under his belt, “Víctimes del Futur” in Margalef when he was just 15 and “Leire” in Cuenca two years later.

Alberto Ginés López Instagram + Social Media

Alberto has a popular and growing Instagram profile here.