About Adrian

Adrian Prelipceanu

Adrenaline Climbing

September 2003 – July 2007
Position: Owner / Partner

  • Wall Design: Adrenaline Climbing is a 12,500 sq. ft indoor rock climbing gym
  • Wall Construction
  • Route Setting: Certified and licensed route setter by USA Climbing.
  • Coaching: Coach of Team Adrenaline, considered by many the top team in the southeast. Team Adrenaline has consistently sends 4 or more team members to compete in the last 4 National Finals. Voted “ the best personal trainer “ by Inside Gwinnett in 2005.

Outside the country / Romania

  • Managed three projects focused on developing new climbing and bouldering areas. (Muntele Mic, Tarcu, Cheile Cernei)
  • Responsible for defining the project plan, scope, and the strategy to achieve each project goal.
  • Responsible for managing the project’s funding, and hiring the right personnel to engage in the project activities.
  • Responsible for negotiating with profit and non-profit organizations, as well as the Romanian government to obtain funding for each project.

As an overall personal and national achievement, the Romanian Climbing and bouldering community grew from a few hundred climbers to several thousand climbers in less then five years.
– Developed specific climbing training programs directed at individual training level and expected short term and long term performance. Defined the training scope to aim for a higher competitive performance in the latest climbing training techniques. The programs were meant to develop needed climbing skills, for the advanced performer: balance, power, fluidity, dynamics, endurance, mental decision, short-term and long-term vision and creativity.
– Instructed by leading and preparing climbing clinics, with route setters, advance climbers, and trainers, to teach and inspire them with these climbing programs, so they could raise the climbing levels in their own communities.
– In connection with the Romanian Sport Ministry, the Romanian Federation of Climbing and Mountaineering, and the local rock-climbing clubs, I was invited to teach training camps for instructors and advanced students.
– Advertised and selected climbers to become high-level athletes.
– Guided students to develop skills and power to become national champions, for the selected team.
– Organized and developed local and national competitions, for the Romanian Climbing National Championship.

Montan Club Caransebes

April 1992 – March 2000
Artificial Rock Wall Designer

– Designed one of the first artificial structures, dedicated exclusively for outdoor climbing
– Guided students to develop skills and power to become national champions for the indoor and outdoor competitions.
– Organized and developed local and national competitions, for the Romanian Climbing National Championship.
– Developed new climbing and bouldering areas in Herculane, Masivul Tarcu and Retezat mountains.

In the most popular park in the city of Caransebes, he built a public climbing wall for the people of Romania. This climbing wall was the second largest in the country, thus making it part of the national circuit of alpine competition.

Member of the Romanian Climbing Federation
Member in the Romanian Climbing Committee
Member in the leading team of the “Montan Club Caransebes”

Competition History


  • First Place, Senior Division, Alpine Competition for the Cup of Banat, Romania, 1999
  • Third Place, Cliff Hanging Division, Escalating Competition, Romania, 1999
  • First Place, Seniors Division, Domogled -1993-Herculane Competition, Romania, 1999
  • First Place, Youth Division, Cup of Banat, Romania, 1997
  • First Place, Youth Division, Competition of Retezat, Romania, 1997
  • First Place, Youth Division, Cup of Banat, Romania, 1996
  • First Place, Youth division, Cup of Banat, Romania, 1995
  • Third Place, Speed Division, Conic Cup Competition, Romania, 1995
  • Third Place, Escalating Division, Caransebes Cup Competition, Romania, 1995

Between 1995-2000 Adrian won all the Banat Trophy mountaineering contests. In 1996 participated at the international expedition in Turkey which brought Romania the title by summiting the Demirckazik Peak (3756m). In 1997 he represented Romania at the prestigious, international meeting in Mt. Rila Bulgaria. Summited the highest peak in South America, Aconcagua Peak ( 6959m) in a Romanian premiere route in 1998, then in 2000 he participated in the first Romanian expedition in Patagonia, Argentina where they conquered the Cerro Solo peak ( 2109m )

Member of Romanian Alpine Club since 1990, graduated from the Rock Instructor Course, Alpine Instructor Course and Modern Techniques from Climbing and Belay.
This course was organized according to UIAA and UIAGM standards, by training programs of ENSA Chamonix, France and AMGA.

As a Climbing Instructor, he made an important contribution to teaching kids and young people rock and artificial climbing and ski-touring and lead outdoor camps in the mountains in summer and winter.