Margo Hayes climbs 9a + and writes climbing history

The 18-year-old Margo Hayes from the United States climbs with La Rambla in Siurana as the first woman a 9a + and makes history with it.

Already a year ago, the young American attracted attention when she won gold at the Junior World Championships in Lead and Bouldering. On the Rock, Margo achieved its first 9a last year in Rifle, Colorado. Today is the first 18-year climbing history. After seven days of hard work, she gets in the route La Rambla the first female ascent of a 9a +.

From gymnastics to climbing

Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, Margo's hobby was initially gymnastics. It wasn't until she was 10 that she discovered her true passion: climbing. A short time later, Margo Hayes was already part of the American national team.

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Margo Hayes in an interview

The announcement from Margo in the following video is pretty clear: Watch out Boys! See for yourself.

Credits: BILD

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