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Nina Williams climbs Ray of light, 8B

© Beau Kahler

Nina Williams on ray of light, ~8B, Rocklands  © Beau Kahler
Nina Williams on ray of light, ~8B, Rocklands
© Beau Kahler
Nina Williams has made the first female ascent of the powerful Ray of light, ~8B, at the Dihedral boulders Rocklands, South Africa. Klem Loskot made the first ascent in 19-back-in-the-day. 

Still in disbelief, but so so happy to have topped out Ray of Light, a beautiful line and my first 8B/V13 today!!! After 8 sessions it finally came together perfectly. Working these hard moves allowed for a breakthrough in the mental glass ceiling and I feel that I have grown as a climber because of it. What's next?? Who knows! I want to try it all; there's no reason not to. But for now it's time to celebrate!!

This was Nina's first of the grade.

A while back, not sure when exactly, Daniel Woods added a variation to the very same problem.

By exiting left, instead of right, he stacked another ~8B sequence on top of the Ray of light ~8B crux to produce Spray of light ~8C.

Was sick to connect the dots and get all physical on this rig.

Nina Williams is sponsored by: adidas and Five Ten

Daniel Woods is sponsored by: Gnarly Nutrition, La Sportiva, Organic Climbing, Petzl, Sanuk and The North Face


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