Margo Hayes and Paige Claassen send Kryptonite 9a

Saturday, 27 June

Tommy Caldwell put up Kryptonite in the Fortress as the first 9a in USA in 1999. Now Margo Hayes and Paige Claassen have made the first and second female ascent of the 40+ meter endurance route, projecting it down after six and seven days respectively. Margo has previously made the only female ascent of three classical 9a+'; Biographie, La Rambla and Papichulo. For Paige, Kryptonite was her third 9a. Interestingly, Paige says it has become harder due to a hold broken off at the same time Margo says she is unsure if it is 8c+ or 9a, even post-break. Source; R & I

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