/ THE LOWDOWN: Sasha Digiulian repeats Era bella, 9a
Sasha got very close to doing it last time she was there in March, but after falling close to the top, she decided to take a rest day.
Then the weather turned bad and she wasn't...
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First woman on a 9A?
One in the US recently as well wasn't there ?
this is her second.
and well done anyway....maybe there is something special about those nano technology, negative ion scam bracelets :p
Era Bella does have something to do with the name! According to Big Up on Facebook:
"regarding name of the route, either one works. When we filmed Chris on first ascent he told us Era Bella, named after the title of his house, so we ran it that way. But later he realized the house was actually called Era Vella, he just forgot. haha, whatever. :-)"
First 9a done wearing only one rock boot?
and having one of thoe grafted on feet from a dead person.
> First 9a done wearing only one rock boot?
Crag looks a pile of choss too....
Or more likely he was too stoned to remember where he lives?
Here is what I found. Thought I had to post this as some of the recent comments seemed to take away a little of the incredible things other women have achieved during the last years.
Josune Bereziartu (Bain de Sang ~8c+/9a, Logical Progression 9a & Bimbaluna 9a/+)
Charlotte Durif (PPP, 9a) - sceptics have accused her of lying with this ascent, but she is obviously well capable of climbing at top level and also published a (unfortunately nut uncut) video of her on the route.
Sasha Digiulian (Pure Imagination 9a & Era vella 9a)
Alizee Dufraisse (La Reina Mora 8c+/9a? - not really confirmed at that grade)
Haha, that makes it even more impressive.
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