Matilda Söderlund on The Elder Statesman 9aFri Night Vid

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In October, Swedish sport climber Matilda Söderlund achieved her long-term goal of climbing 9a (UKC news) with an exceptionally fast redpoint of The Elder Statesman 9a in Frankenjura, Germany. After just one week of work, she clipped the chains and barely seemed out of breath. Matilda's response to her achievement was one of disbelief, despite making the route look far too easy. A film about her ascent has been released.

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Matilda Söderlund is a top sport climber having redpointed 9a and flashed 8b+. In 2018, she returned to top form by redpointing Pure Imagination (8c+) after a long period of studying...

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