January 11, 2011

Information about François Legrand

Personal facts

About him

  • Rock climber
  • Born March 26, 1970
  • Grenoble, France
  • 1.78 m (5 feet 11 inches)
  • 66 kg (146 pounds)

Accomplishments

World championship

  • Three times winner of the World Championship of rock climbing in Frankfurt, Germany (1992), Innsbruck, Austria (1993) and Geneva, Switzerland (1995).

World Cup

  • Five times winner of the World Cup (overall ranking of the climbers): 1990 to 1993 and 1997.

Stages won at the World Cup

  • Winner in Leipzig, Germany: 1999.
  • Winner in Imst, Autria: 1997.
  • Winner in Aix-les-Bains, France: 1995.
  • Winner in Moscow, Russia: 1994.
  • Winner in Villach, Austria: 1994.
  • Winner in Laval, France: 1993.
  • Winner in Nuremberg, Germany: 1993.
  • Winner in Toulon, France: 1993.
  • Winner in Zurich, Switzerland: 1993.
  • Winner in Sankt Pölten, Austria: 1992.
  • Winner in Kobe, Japan: 1992.
  • Winner in Zurich, Switzerland: 1992.
  • Winner in Nuremberg, Germany: 1991.
  • Winner in Clusone, Italy: 1991.
  • Winner in Vienna, Austria: 1991.

European championship

  • Winner at the European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany: 1992.

France championship

  • Two times winner at the French Championship in Aix-les-Bains, France (1992) and Toulouse, France (1993).

Other rock climbing victories

  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 2002.
  • Winner at the Master Goldfinger, Belgium: 2000.
  • Winner at the Master of Chamonix, France: 1999.
  • Winner at the Rock Master in Arco, Italy: 1998.
  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 1998.
  • Winner at the Rock Master in Arco, Italy: 1997.
  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 1997.
  • Winner at the X Games in San Diego, United States: 1997.
  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 1996.
  • Winner at the Rock Master in Arco, Italy: 1994.
  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 1994.
  • Winner at the Pyrenees Games in Ainsa, Spain: 1993.
  • Winner at the Internationals of Serre Chevalier, France: 1991.
  • Winner at the Rock Master in Arco, Italy: 1990.

Rock climbing facts

Rock climbing

  • More than 10,000 routes climbed.
  • More than 1,000 routes of category 8a or more climbed.
  • He founded the rock climbing school Urban Roc at Aix-en-Provence, France.

His most remarkable realizations

  • Bachelor Party (category 9a) at Mount Potosi, near Las Vegas, United States.
  • Combat de rue and Taillée pour l'aventure (two routes of category 8a) in Grenoble, France.
  • Ghetto Booty (category from 8c+ to 9a) in Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas, United States.
  • Injustice (category 8c) in Orgon, France.
  • La rage de vivre (category 8b+) in Buoux, France.
  • L'éperon des Américains (category from 5+ to 6a) in En Vau, France.
  • Le plafond (category 8c) in Volx, France.
  • Les liaisons dangereuses (category 8b) in Les Goudes, France.
  • No man's land (category 7b) in Buoux, France.
  • Ravage (category 8b+) in Chunisberg, Switzerland.
  • Robi in the sky (category 9a) in Les Goudes, France.