43 8a and 8a+' by Cathy Wagner (56) in 2021


Sunday, 9 January

Cathy Wagner has done 834 routes 8a and harder which is probably most of all female out there. Only in 2021, the 56-year-old did 37 8a's and 6 8a+. Actually her best years, in terms of sending most hard routes have been since she turned 49. Cathy started climbing in 1986 and in 1994, at age 29, she did her first 8a.

It should be mentioned that one of her 8a+ logged routes in 2021 is Salsa-Burricada (8b). "A must-do! 8b in the guidebook, which makes sense if you climb this long traverse without any knee-pads! I've used them a lot right from the beginning and again before the final cruxy boulder section, for which I had to readjust the beta after falling twice. The thing is you have to recover after a 20-move section into a good kneer-bar rest before that boulder. Thanks Pires for sharing your beta with me 😊. I reckon it's (a soft?) 8a+ with pads."

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