/ NEWS: Shadowboxing (9a) for Paige Claassen
So impressive. How many US women have climbed this grade out of interest?
Can’t think of any more
Sasha did Pure Imagination at the Red River Gorge
Michaela Kirsch as well
The Golden Ticket and the iconic Necessary Evil.
> Sasha did Pure Imagination at the Red River Gorge
8c+ in the guidebook. I think it was initially given 9a.
Is Algorithm no longer considered 9a? She did that sometime last year (though it wasn’t reported in the uk as i recall), I remember seeing the video and thinking how like Malham Upper Tier it looked
Paige said this about Algorithmn in this Rock and Ice interview
"I don’t know what to think of the grade of this one. I did it a lot quicker than most of my other hard routes. To me it felt comparable to a lot of the 14c’s I’ve done. It’s a second ascent so the grading is always tough. I don’t want to claim it as my first 9a because I am not sure about the grade. But still, it is pretty cool to be able to say you have climbed that grade."
So I guess it wasn't 100% sure that Algorithmn was 9a. Its listed as 9a/8c+ on her blog. Great work Paige on both climbs!
Judging by titles in videos and what Google suggests it autocomplete if you type "necessary evil 14", it looks like Necessary Evil is 14c/8c+.
I have to confess that's where I thought Golden Ticket had ended up too, and again the internet seems to give that suggestion too.
From 8a.nu data:
So, Margo and Ashima have climbed 9a (and 9a+), and that seems to be it? (in addition to Paige)
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