The Italian professional climber Laura Rogora does not seem to be able to stop. At the beginning of the month she wrote climbing history with the ascent of the Erebor (9b / +) sport climbing route. Never before has a woman climbed this degree. She used the past weekend again to make headlines.
While the average citizen meets on a classic family weekend in a restaurant, has a good drink and sits around, that's how it drives Laura Rogora in a climbing area with rock-hard routes. This is what happened a few days ago. She drove to San Rocchino and made short work of numerous difficult routes.
During the short trip, she expanded her 9a route collection La Terza Età, climbed Obi one kenobi (8b +) onsight and in the same ascent style also the 8b route No Comment. It should be noted here that 8b + is the maximum grade that women have been able to climb onsight so far. Laura Rogora has already climbed a route onsight twice in this grade. Only a handful of women in the world have managed to do this so far (see Slovenian Vita Lukan climbs 8b + (Geminis) onsight).
The 20-year-old climber is indisputably one of the best climbers in the world. Actually, you have to give her the title “Best female climber in the world”, at least if you look at the record of difficult sport climbing routes.
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Credits: Cover picture Luca Andreozzi