As the son of renowned climber, author, trainer and coach Eric Hörst it is little surprise that Cameron was to be a child phenomenon, reaching impressive milestones at a jaw-droppingly young age, including climbing his first 5.13a (7c+) at nine years old and then three 5.14a routes (8b+) when he was 11, including the athletic Proper Soul in the New River Gorge.
In 2011, during a trip to the Frankenjura when he was only 14, Cameron climbed Raubritter, his first 8c. This powerful Frankjura testpiece involves shallow finger pockets, tiny crimps, and a five-foot dyno. During that trip he also onsighted Hitch Hike the Plane (7c+), flashed Die Zwei Muskeltiere (8a) and sent Plan B (8b).
In recognition of his ascents in the Frankenjura, Cameron was awarded Climbing magazine’s Golden Piton in 2012. The following year he and his brother, Jonathan, were awarded the “New Kids on the Block” OLGA award by the European climbing magazine CLIMAX.