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Laura Rogora climbs Lapsus, 9a+Newsflash

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Laura Rogora has made the first female ascent of Lapsus, 9a+, at Andonno, Italy.

Established by Stefano Ghisolfi in 2015, the 30 metre route links Noia (8c+) - Italy's first 8c+ - into the top section of Anaconda 8b+.

Upon completing the seventy-move route, Ghisolfi gave it a grade of 9b, making it Italy's first route at the grade.

Stefano Ghisolfi making the first ascent of Lapsus, 9a+ &copy Enrico Veronese  © Enrico Veronese
Stefano Ghisolfi making the first ascent of Lapsus, 9a+ © Enrico Veronese

However, repeat ascensionists, including Adam Ondra, Marcello Bombardi, Jonathan Siegrest, and Sébastien Bouin, found slightly easier methods, including previously unused kneebars, which lowered the grade to 9a+.

Rogora shared news of the ascent on Instagram, where she said:

'Proud to add my name to the list of repeaters of this historical piece of Italian climbing'. 

Lapsus is Rogora's third route at 9a+, and her eighth route at 9a and above. In 2020, she became the second woman to climb 9b, with her ascent of Alí Hulk (sitstart) + extension (9b), before making her second 9b ascent in 2021, when she climbed another of Ghisolfi's routes, Erebor, 9b.


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