Margo Hayes repeats La Rambla, 9a+

Margo Hayes has repeated Ramon Julián Puigblanque's La Rambla (extension), 9a+, at Siurana - Valley in Spain. This was the first female ascent of a 9a+ route.

Margo Hayes , 68 kb
Margo Hayes
© Greg Mionske

Previously Josune Bereziertu and Ashima Shiraishi have repeated routes in the 9a-9a/+ range, but never a confirmed 9a+ classic like this one. According to what Greg Mionske told it took the 19-year-old seven days of work.

Her hardest ascents before this were one 9a (Bad Girl's Club) and a couple of 8c+'s.

At last year's World Youth Championships at Guangzhou, China, Margo took Gold in both Lead and Bouldering in the Junior category, and she has already reached the final in a senior WC bouldering competition (Vail 2015).

We'll no doubt hear more about this soon.

Margo Hayes is sponsored by: La Sportiva, Petzl and The North Face

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