A couple of days after onsighting the intro pitch, an 8a+, and after only four tries, Sasha Digiulian redpointed the 55 meter Cosi fan tutte extension, 8c+, in the La Piscineta sector at Rodellar for her 3rd of the grade.
The first two were Southern smoke and Lucifer, both in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
I asked Sasha a couple of questions:
Hi Sasha, congrats on your recent success! Amazing, but at the same time not surprising.
Hey! Haha, thank you :)
Do you have any thoughts on the reasons why you have been able to raise your level so much in the last year or so? Less school and more climbing perhaps? Anything else?
Hmm, I would love to climb more hard routes and push the limits. I am really most psyched on rock but I also have enjoyed doing some of the competitions over here in Europe so it is a weird balance to try and maintain... hopefully climbing outside in rodellar will be good training for Puurs because from Rodellar I will do that world cup! I think that having graduated from high school and being able to devote all my time and attention to climbing has really helped me focus and improve.
I feel more psyched than ever to climb and to explore, and I think that this increased passion helps too. I have been training more this year than ever before and this is mainly because I have been increasingly more psyched to push my limits i guess and have fun with seeing where it goes!
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Sasha Di Giulian is sponsored by adidas, Mad Rock and Native and Petzl