Leto Cavรฉ

Professional Sport Climber & National Champion Lead

Biography

Who's Leto?

Date of birth

August 18th 2002

Place of birth

Arnhem

Nationality

the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Carreer start

2008

Discipline

Lead & Boulder

Based in

Innsbruck, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

Hi! I am Leto

Born in 2002. Professional sport climber from the Netherlands. The flattest country in the world. Follow me on my way to reach my goal. The Olympic Games in Paris 2024 with #TeamNL. Within my sport, sport climbing, there are three disciplines. Boulder, Lead and Speed. Boulder and Lead are the Olympic disciplines that I train for. I also like to climb outdoors. In 2020 I climbed a 9A category rockclimb for the first time. For those who are not (yet) familiar with sport climbing, I would like to explain more about my passion here.

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Sport climbing disciplines

Boulder

Boulder is the most accessible sport climbing discipline. Anyone can try it immediately! No course or similar is required. You climb through a certain colour boulder that is different every time. So you have a lot of variation. This discipline is all about reaching the top grip in as few attempts as possible. This can be very complex because the grips are often small and you have to find creative solutions to climb the boulder. You climb to about a height of 4.5 meters. If you fall, you will fall on a soft mat. In competitions, we can try a boulder as many times as we want for four minutes. You need a lot of flexibility, insight, coordination, but also a lot of strength. The winner is the one who tops the most boulders in the fewest attempts.

Lead

With the discipline lead, just like with boulder, the aim is to reach the top grip. Only at lead, the climbing route is about 20 meters high and you climb with a rope. On the way, you have to click the rope into the hooks to avoid falling to the ground. You are absolutely not allowed to use the rope and carabiners to move. Also, unlike boulder, you only have one attempt to reach the top grip. Speed โ€‹โ€‹counts but is of secondary importance. For lead, you need a lot of extra endurance compared to boulder. The winner is the one who manages to reach the highest climbing hold in the shortest time.

Speed

Speed โ€‹โ€‹is a young but spectacular part of sport climbing. Speed โ€‹โ€‹is always the same route where two climbers compete against each other. Winning is simple, the fastest is the winner! I don't train for speed now because this discipline is very different from boulder and lead. Actually, the speed route is not that difficult and can even be climbed by experienced recreationists. However, to belong to the world top, you have to train a lot of speed and coordination and be able to climb the speed route blind. During the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, speed will also be a separate component and will no longer be combined with boulder and lead.

Outdoor climbing

Another important part of my sport is climbing outdoors. Conquer a rock in open nature. This is more about the honour. There are no medals to be earned. There are different levels of difficulty for the walls that you can climb. Recently I was the second Dutchman ever to conquer my first 9A in Arco, Italy.

More about my sport

NKBV - Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association
IFSC - International Federation of Sport Climbing

Gallery-2009 Zwitserland
2006

Climbing outdoors

Switzerland
Gallery-Vroeger2
2008

Flatlander cup

Here I am climbing my first lead competition
Gallery-NJK Lead-2017
2017

Dutch Youth Championships

1e place Dutch National Youth Championships Lead
Gallery-Vroeger3
2017

World Youth Championships Innsbruck

9e place in Innsbruck
Gallery-Vroeger
2010

Rock climbing in Zillertal

My parents always took me to the most beautiful rocks during the holidays. Because of this I came into contact with the sport at a young age and it became my passion.
Gallery-Mountain-Network-Arnhem
2020

Indoor Boulder Training

Boulder training at Mountain Network in Arnhem, the Netherlands
Gallery-9a-Arco-Italia
2020

First 9a

Climbed my first 9a! Underground in Arco, Italy
Gallery-NK-lead-3-2021
2021

Dutch Champion

Dutch Championship lead in Sittard, the Netherlands

Achievements

Just getting started

Since 2014 I have been busy training to become a professional climber. Here you can find the results that I have achieved up to now for lead (L) and boulder (B) climbing in both National- and International climbing competitions and championships.

Year Event Location Rank
2021 Dutch Championship - Lead Sittard, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2021 Dutch Championship Youth - Lead Amsterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2021 World Championship Youth - Lead Voronezh, Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 13th ๐ŸŒŽ
2020 First 9a Climb - Rockclimbing (lead) Arco, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2020 First 8b Climb - Rockclimbing (boulder) Zillertal, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2019 World Championship Youth - Lead Arco, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 15th ๐ŸŒŽ
2019 European Cup Youth - Lead Ostermundigen, Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 14th ๐ŸŒŽ
2019 European Cup Youth - Boulder Sofia, Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ 12th ๐ŸŒŽ
2019 European Cup Youth - Lead Imst, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 10th ๐ŸŒŽ
2019 World Championship Youth - Boulder Arco, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 17th ๐ŸŒŽ
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2019 Dutch National Championship - Lead Sittard, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 3rd ๐Ÿฅ‰
2019 Dutch National Championship - Youth A - Boulder Arnhem, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2019 Dutch National Championship - Youth A - Lead Amsterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2019 Dutch Competition - Youth A1 - Boulder Den Haag, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2019 European Cup Youth - Boulder Soure, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น 8th ๐ŸŒŽ
2018 European Cup Youth - Boulder Sofia, Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ 15th ๐ŸŒŽ
2018 European Championship Youth - Lead Imst, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 15th ๐ŸŒŽ
2018 Dutch Competition - L2 - Lead Amsterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 3rd ๐Ÿฅ‰
2018 Dutch National Championship - Youth A - Boulder Rotterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2018 Dutch National Championship - Speed Sittard, the Netherands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2018 Dutch Competition - Youth A1 - Boulder Den Haag, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2018 Dutch National Championship - Youth A - Lead Utrecht, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2018 Dutch Competition - Youth A4 - Lead Roosendaal, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2018 Dutch Competition - Youth A4 - Boulder Arnhem, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2018 Dutch Competition - Youth A2 - Boulder Groningen, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2018 Dutch Competition - Youth A1 - Lead Rotterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B1 - Boulder Rotterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B1 - Lead Arnhem, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B2 - Lead Amsterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B3 - Boulder Eindhoven, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B3 - Lead Sittard, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B4 - Boulder Groningen, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B4 - Lead Roosendaal, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch National Championship - Youth B - Boulder Rotterdam, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch National Championship - Youth B - Lead Utrecht, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 First 8a+ Climb - Rockclimbing boulder Magicwood, Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2017 Dutch National Cup - L3 - Lead Nijmegen, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2017 European Cup Youth - Boulder Soure, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น 7th ๐ŸŒŽ
2017 World Championship Youth - Boulder Innsbruck, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 9th ๐ŸŒŽ
2017 World Championship Youth - Lead Innsbruck, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 22nd ๐ŸŒŽ
2017 Dutch Competition - Youth B2 - Boulder Enschede, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2016 Dutch Competition - Youth B4 Roosendaal, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2016 Dutch Competition - Youth B2 - Lead Eindhoven, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2016 Dutch Competition - Youth B1 - Lead Arnhem, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2016 Dutch Competition - Youth B3 - Lead Sittard, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2016 Dutch National Championship - Youth B - Lead Tilburg, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2015 Dutch Competition - Youth C3 - Boulder Eindhoven, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2015 Dutch Competition - Youth C3 - Lead Haarlem, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2015 Dutch Competition - Youth C4 - Boulder Amersfoort, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2015 First 8a - Rockclimbing (lead) Frankenjura, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 1st ๐Ÿฅ‡
2015 Dutch Competition - Youth C2 - Lead Enschede, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2015 Dutch National Championship - Youth C - Lead Bussum, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 2nd ๐Ÿฅˆ
2015 Dutch Competition - Youth C4 - Lead Eindhoven, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 3rd ๐Ÿฅ‰
2014 Dutch Championship - Youth B - Lead Sittard, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 3rd ๐Ÿฅ‰

Calendar

Where is Leto?

Find out where I compete and what my schedule looks like. Many competitions are streamed live over the internet. You can also stay informed via my social media channels.

Year Event Location
2022 NK Boulder Delft, the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
2024 Olympic Games Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Partners

Join me in my journey

Special thanks to all my partners who have joined me so far to make my dream come true. Without these partners I would not have been where I wanted to be right now. You can also join me on the way to Paris in 2024. We offer partnerships for companies that want to sponsor me. At the moment we are still looking for a main sponsor, sub sponsors and project sponsors to help me reach my goals. For this, we have put together various sponsor packages. Curious about the possibilities? Please contact my management.

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Sport Climbing

Climbing is a global sport that has become Olympic since 2020 (Lead & Boulder). The sport is practised by about 44.5 million people in more than 54 countries, according to the international climbing association IFSC. In the Netherlands, there are a total of about 50 large climbing centres where the sport can be practised. Most practitioners of the sport are in the 12 to 40-year target group.

Quick facts

  • 44.5 million climbing athletes worldwide
  • 18 World Cup competitions per year
  • Youtube views per World Cup match
    LIVE: 1,268,200 / ON DEMAND: 4,885,047
  • Spectators per World Cup match: avg. approx. 10,000
  • Number of media accreditations per match: 60

 

Source: Anual Report IFCS 2019

Media

Photo & Video Gallery

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