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NEWSFLASH: First Female 9b by Angy Eiter

31 year old Austrian climber Angela 'Angy' Eiter has become the first woman to climb 9b, according to a post by 8a.nu. Angy redpointed Adam Ondra's La Planta de Shiva 9b at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain after spending time on the line over several trips in the last two years. She also trained specifically at home for the route.

Angela Eiter climbs Zauberfee, 122 kb
Angela Eiter climbs Zauberfee
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Angy was a successful competition climber, winning the overall Lead World Cup series three times and the Lead World Championships four times, before choosing to concentrate on outdoor sport climbing over the last five years. Angy has previously redpointed four 9as.

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Forums (55 comments)

My two cents on who is and is not in the 9b club: IMO Akira does not count, because a) no one knows if Fred climbed it, b) no one has confirmed the grade, c) it's at least partially manufactured, and d) it's more a...
You're right, and I get sucked in to conversations about lists and numbers....apologies. (but....Akira!!!....) Epic send by Angie. I remember her and her world cup dominance, and watched her train in Imst in 2006. Even...
Yeah Akira is still an unknown quantity, though the reason I thought it might be discounted is because I've heard it said that if it was done today it would be climbed as a boulder problem with mats rather than a rope. ...
Yeah of course it's highly significant she's the first woman to climb 9b. No doubt about that. What I meant was that it could come across as that's the only reason it's big news when in fact it'd still be big news even...
Ondra said he was sure Rainman would be really hard, even though he hasn't been on it. I'm pretty sure Ondra has been on Rainman as back in 2011 when he repeated Overshadow, I remember reading that he had tried the...
// Salamandre A quote from http://www.desnivel.com/galeria-videos/fred-rouhling-y-salamandre-por-encima-del-9a "A finales de noviembre del 2007, Fred Rouhling, una de las referencias de la escalada de máxima...

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