Art attack, 8c slab by Paige Claassen

by Björn Pohl - UKC Oct/2013
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Paige Claassen on Art Attack, 8c, Sasso Remeno, 157 kb
Paige Claassen on Art Attack, 8c, Sasso Remeno
© Rich Crowder

Paige Claassen has made the first repeat of Art attack, 8c, at Sasso Remeno in northern italy.

According to Jon Glassberg, Art attack, an 8c slab, was put up back in 2004 and had until now not seen a repeat:

I could not even believe my eyes. Nearly the last day of the trip, in epic humidity and even some rain, she pulled it off. Possibly the single most impressive ascent I have ever witnessed!

Paige is by no means a stranger to hard technical routes. This summer she repeated Sasha Digiulian's Rolihlahla, 8b, at Waterval Boven, South Africa, a route which was originally suggested to be at least 8c.

Her hardest route so far was Grand Ole Opry

, an 8c/+ at the Monastery, Colorado, which she made the first female ascent of in September 2010. She also has a number of 8b+'s under her belt.

Sasso Remeno overview, 229 kb
Sasso Remeno overview
© Jon Glassberg

Paige Claassen is sponsored by Marmot, Maxim Ropes, Camp and La Sportiva

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