Pure Dreaming Plus 9a+ by Laura Rogora (18)

Sunday, 31 May

Laura Rogora, who has qualified to Tokyo 2021, reports on Insta has done her first 9a+, Pure Dreaming Plus in Arco. It is a 50 meter link-up, mainly in 45-80 degrees overhang, put up by Adam Ondra, which never has been repeated before. Stefano Ghisolfi took the above picture and says,

"I knew she had the power to do it but I'm very impressed how fast she did it. She definitely has the potential to climb 9b, maybe a long and endurance one and I'm talking about what she can do right now. Who knows in the future... maybe even more. I think the gap between men and women could be even closer." The 18-year-old has now done eleven routes 8c+/9a or harder which is more than any other female. Second picture by Sara Grippo

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