9a by Sasha Digiulian (18)


Sunday, 16 October

Sasha Digiulian has made another remarkable ascent by doing Pure Imigination, 9a in Red River Gorge. "Wow, really psyched :) Amazing route, totally on edge climbing up a beautiful line! 6th try, 3rd day on it- seems to be my redpoiny trend! Video and Photo footage coming by Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann. Thanks for this awesome route, Jonathan!" Sasha was the Overall World Champion in Arco in July after being #2 in Boulder and #8 in Lead. The 18 year old who previously have done three 8c+, is #3 in the ranking game after Adam Ondra and Ramonet. The first female to do 9a was Josune Bereziartu in 2002, later she did two more including Bimbaluna, 9a+.

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