Angy Eiter climbs Ingravids Extension, 8c+

Angela Eiter at the awesome Santa Linya Cave, November 2010  © Jack Geldard
Angela Eiter at the awesome Santa Linya Cave, November 2010
© Jack Geldard, Nov 2010

Another view of Angela Eiter at the awesome Santa Linya Cave, November 2010  © Jack Geldard
Another view of Angela Eiter at the awesome Santa Linya Cave, November 2010
© Jack Geldard, Nov 2010
Angela Eiter is mostly known as a competition climber, but this doesn't mean she can't deliver on rock as well, be it bouldering (up to 8A+ or so) or route climbing. I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone.

During a trip to the endurance Mecca of the Santa Linya cave in Cataluña, Spain, she managed to climb both Rollito Sharma, ~8b+, and Ingravids extension, ~8c+. Angy has done numerous 8c's before, but this was her first 8c+.

The only woman to have climbed anything with a harder grade is Josune Bereziartu, whose most difficult ascent was Francois Nicole's Bimbaluna, ~9a/+, at Saint Loup, Switzerland. She's also done Bain de sang (Saint Loup) and Logical progression (Joyama, Japan), both ~9a.


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25 Nov, 2010
First sentance should read "but this doesn't mean she CAN'T deliver on rock as well..."
26 Nov, 2010
I don't think this is Angela's first 8c+. Didn't she climb Claudio Cafe' in Arco?
26 Nov, 2010
Yes, she did it. Some say 8c, and some 8c/+, but to call it 8c+ I guess would be to stretch it somewhat.
27 Nov, 2010
//www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=35633 And, btw, 8a.nu does not seem to think Ingravids Extension is 8c+ either... go figure...