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Ethan Pringle
Ethan Pringle - Spicy Dumpling (5.14d) White Mountain - Yangshuo, China.jpg
Ethan Pringle climbs Spicy Dumpling 5.14d (9a) at White Mountain (China)
Personal information
Nationality American
Born May 30, 1986 (1986-05-30) (age 35)
San Francisco, California
Occupation Rock climber
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 150 pounds (68 kg)
Climbing career
Highest grade
  • Redpoint: 5.15b (9b)
  • On-sight: 5.14b (8c)
  • Bouldering: V15 (8C)

Ethan Pringle (born May 30, 1986 in San Francisco, California) is an American rock climber.

Notable ascents


  • V15 (8C)
    • The Wheel of Life V15 (8C)
    • The Nest V15 (8C)
    • Kintsugi V15 (8C)
  • V14 (8B+)
    • Red Rocks V14 (8B+) First Ascent
    • Slashface V14 (8B+) First Ascent by Fred Nicole
    • Meadowlark Lemon V14 (8B+) First Ascent by Paul Robinson

Sport Climbing

  • 5.15b (9b)
    • Jumbo Love: 5.15b (9b), May 18, 2015. First Repeat. First Ascent by Chris Sharma September 11, 2008.
  • 5.15a (9a+)
    • Biographie: 5.15a (9a+). Fourth Repeat. First Ascent by Chris Sharma July 2001.
    • Thor's Hammer: 5.15a (9a+). Fifth Ascent. Repeated just one day after Daniel Woods got the fourth ascent
  • 5.14d (9a)
    • Everything is Karate: 5.14c/d (8c+/9a), April 22, 2017. First Ascent.
    • Spicy Dumpling: 5.14d (9a), December 20, 2010. First Ascent.
    • La Reina Mora: 5.14d (8c+/9a), March 13, 2016. First Ascent by Ramon Julian 2008.


  • 5.14c (8c+)
    • Blackbeard's Tears: 5.14c (8c+), September 21, 2016. First Free Ascent.


  • Iron Man: 5.14b (8c).
  • Moonlight Buttress: 5.12 (7a+).
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