Kajsa has been training well all winter and is now spending a week at Oliana in Catalunya. It didn't take her long to make the transition from plastic to long limestone routes and already on her second day:
Today was insane!! Started with doing "Fish Eye" (8c, 3rd go) and topped it off with flashing "Humildes pa Casa" (8b+). Surprised and happy!
Climbing photographer Simon Carter, who has seen a top climber or two in action, was at the crag:
I've seen a lot of really impressive climbing over all the time I've spent at Oliana over the years... and add to that today's jaw-dropping sends by 18 year-old Swedish climber Kajsa Rosen. First up she hiked Fisheye (8c) first shot (after only working it twice yesterday), for her first of the grade, and THEN casually flashed Los Humildes pa Casa (8b+) soonafter (pictured). Kajsa Rosen; a name to watch out for for sure!
Until now, Kajsa's hardest was Breking into heaven, 8b+, at Örnberget, and the first repeat of Scott Mooney's unnamed (Scottlinjen?) and ungraded route at Dyviksudd, which probably is at least 8b+ as well.
Last year she was 4th in the Junior World Championships at Arco and was very close to making finals in World Cup on a couple of occasions (9th and 10th).