Monika Retschy


Monika Retschy

Monika Retschy

Monika is 23 years old and a member of the German national bouldering team. She also coach the climbing team “München-Oberland” and studies sports science in Munich at the TUM.

Discipline: Bouldering

Hometown: Munich, Germany

Currently Living: Munich, Germany

Career Highlights: 4th in European Championship in Eindhoven, 2013; 7th in World Championship in Munich, 2014

When did you first start climbing/skiing?

In 2003 I started climbing in a small climbing gym.

What do you most enjoy about your sport?

Bouldering is never the same, so many different moves and kinds of holds make it always a new challenge to get to the top.

How do you define success?

Success is, when I have fun while training and bouldering.

What inspires you?

The kids who I coach always inspire me. They have so many different and new ideas for solving problems.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate cake.

Tell us about your most favorite place in the world:

Being outside in nature is always wonderful, no matter where exactly, but Ireland has the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. And the most sheep…