In January of this year, Michaela Kiersch was only the third woman to climb the 9a+ route la Rambla in Siurana. With this rare ascent, the strong American joins the illustrious group of 9a+ climbers. Only seven women worldwide have cracked this level so far. Now there is her inspection as a video.
The strong Spaniard Jorge Diaz-Rullo recently turned his back on his mega-project Café Colombia in Margalef - after an incredible 120 days of planning. The change of scene seems to have been good for the 23-year-old: in Santa Linya he managed the onsight inspections of La Fabelita (8c) and Rollito Sharma (8b +).
Almost exactly ten years after he was able to climb his first 9b+ route with La Dura Dura, Chris Sharma strikes again: In Siurana he manages the first ascent of Sleeping Lion (9b+). With this new King-Line, the 41-year-old American puts the icing on the cake of his long climbing career.
On March 24, 2013, a murmur went through the climbing world when the then 19-year-old Alex Megos managed the world's first onsight ascent of a 9a climbing route with Estado Critico. An achievement that not only made the Franconian famous all of a sudden, but also significantly influenced his path as a climber.
The strong climber Jorge Díaz-Rullo brings Spain another sport climbing route with the highest level of difficulty. In Margalef he climbs his long-term project Mejorando la Samfaina and proposes grade 9b+ for his first ascent.
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