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Ronnie Dickson: First above-knee amputee to climb V10/7C+

US climber Ronnie Dickson believes he has become the first above-knee amputee to climb V10/7C+ with an ascent of Resident Evil in Joe's Valley, Utah.

Ronnie set this goal five years ago and with lots of dedicated training has finally been able to accomplish it. He had six days of attempts over two years before completing the problem.

Ronnie Dickson climbing Resident Evil V10, 191 kb
Ronnie Dickson climbing Resident Evil V10

Ronnie told UKC:

"It has been really rewarding to be at the forefront of the adaptive climbing community and I hope this ascent inspires both adaptive and able-bodied climbers alike to push their own personal limits. This climb was difficult for me and is one that I will always be proud of."

A video of his journey to climbing the problem will be released in the coming months. Watch this space...



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