During a short stay at the foot of Mount Ventoux, Alexander Megos scored numerous routes and opened a new 9a + line: Et pour quelques dégaines de plus.
Iker Pou manages the first ascent of a heavily overhanging and long roof route on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The route called Gran Guggenheim is rated 9a + by Iker.
Cédric Lachat closes the year with the ascent of a difficult route: Super Crackinette (9a +) in Saint-Léger du Ventoux, France.
The Italian top climber Stefano Ghisolfi has published a video in which he comments step by step on his ascent of the 9a + route The Bow in Arco.
19-year-old Laura Rogora climbs Pure Dreaming Plus, thereby expanding the “Club of 9a + women”. She is only the fifth woman who was able to redpoint a route in this degree.