Nina Williams repeats Ambrosia, ~8A highball/solo

Nina Williams has made the first female ascent of Kevin Jorgeson's ~14m, ~8A highball/solo Ambrosia on the The Grandpa Peabody boulder at The Buttermilks, Bishop, California.

Nina Williams on Ambrosia, ~8A, Bishop, 139 kb
Nina Williams on Ambrosia, ~8A, Bishop
© Nayton Rosales

The problem/route was first climbed by Kevin in 2009 and hasn't seen more than a handful repeats (Honnold, Caldiero, Oddo, Verhoeven, Traversi) before Nina's. Among these ascents, Jorg Verhoeven's stands out a bit. He only used two crashpads.

Although the hardest climbing on Ambrosia comes relatively low, the moves up high are both powerful and comitting. Whether it's a highball or a solo I leave up to you to decide.

Nina's hardest boulder problem to date is Ray of light, ~8B, in Rocklands, and she is no stranger to highball's either with ascents of Evilution Direct, ~8A (FFA) and Footprints, ~7C+, both on the same boulder as Ambrosia, under her belt.

Nina Williams is sponsored by: adidas

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