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Hymn, another ~8C first ascent by Chon Jongwon

© Chon Jongwon coll.

Chon Jongwon, winner of the La Sportiva Legends Only a couple of weeks ago, has made the first ascent of Hymn, ~8C, in the Mudeungsan National Park in southern South Korea.

This was Chon's second ~8C first ascent and also the second of the grade in the country.

Chon Jongwon is sponsored by: Kolon Sports nutrition, La Sportiva and adidas


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12 Dec, 2016
Another very significant Korean ascent this week is Jain Kim's flash of an 8c route. I think that's a feat that's only been accomplished by a few other women: Janja Garnbret, Kajsa Rosén and ... any others ?
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