Rogora's 9b/+, most impressive in the history?


Tuesday, 5 October

Which are the most impressive ascents in the history of climbing? Here is my preliminary list. Only one ascent per climber? (Originally the "groundbreaking" was used instead of impressive.

1. Erebor 9b/+ Laura Rogora 2021
2. FA Silence 9c Adam Ondra 2017
3. La Planta de Shiva 9b Angela Eiter 2017
4. FA Meltdown 8c+ trad Beth Rodden 2008
5. FA Action Direct Wolfgang Gullich 1991

6. Bain de Sang 9a Josune Bereziartu 2002
7. Lucifer 8c+ Ashima Shiraishi (11) 2012
8. FA Es Pontas 9b DWS Chris Sharma 2008
9. OS Estado Critico 9a Alex Megos 2013
10. FA Hubble 9a (8c+) Ben Moon 1990, OS Le roi du pétrole 8c Charlotte Durif 2010, FA Open Air 9a+ by Alex Huber in 1996, La Rambla 9a+ Margo Hayes 2017

Big walls are not included but if so the FA of The Nose 8b+ by Lynn Hill in 1993, should be #1 and possibly #2, Magic Mushroom 8b+ by Babsi Zangerl in 2017. Also, the FA of The Dawn Wall 9a by Caldwell/Jorgeson in 2015 would have qualified to Top-10.

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