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The best female climbers 
 

Click to Enlarge PictureEscalade9 keeps track of all the 8c+/9a and harder ascents. In total there are 17 female that has done a 9a and harder and another five who has done an 8c+/9a. Era Vella and Esclatamasters are examples of routes given 8c+/9a.

Here is a list of the ones having done at least two 9a's
9b: Angela Eiter (c) Red Bull Contenpool/E. Holzknecht
9a+: Margo Hayes (2), Anak Verhoeven,
9a: Angela Eiter (2), Anak Verhoeven (2*), Josune Bereziartu (2), Julia Chanourdie (2), Ashima Shiraishi (2)

Here is a ranking based on the 8a points, excl. 8c+/9a
1. Angela Eiter - 4 000
2. Anak Verhoeven - 3 950
3. Margo Hayes - 2 700
4. Chanourdie, Bereziartu and Shiraishi - 2 600
5. Eleven female with one 9a - 1 300

Noteworthy is that Angela Eiter is a contender for being the best female Lead competition climber having won four World Championships and three times she won the Lead World Cup.