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Biographie, second 9a+ for Margo Hayes!

Margo Hayes on Biographie, 9a+, Céüse, France, 84 kb
Margo Hayes on Biographie, 9a+, Céüse, France
© Matty Hong
Margo Hayes has repeated Chris Sharma's iconic Biographie, 9a+, at Céüse, France. This was the first female ascent and Margo's second of the grade after La Rambla, which she repeated in February.

The first female ascent of Biographie has been a coveted prize and only a few weeks ago Janja Garnbret came close, falling at the very last hard move on her 6th attempt, but in the end Margo beat her to it.

With three female 9a+ ascents this year it seems clear the gender gap has become smaller. Remember only two men, Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma, have climbed 9b+ and to me it doesn't feel inconceivable we'll see the first female ascent of a 9b relatively soon.

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



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