NEWSFLASH: First Female 9b by Angy Eiter

by Natalie Berry - UKC Oct/2017
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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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