French climber Alizée Dufraisse has made the first female ascent of Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana, Spain. On her blog, she wrote, “I finally could achieve one of the nicest routes I’ve worked on, Estado Critico 9A in Siurana. It is the First female ascent of this route.”
“Last year, I spend quite some time on it, I was very close. As I choose to take part of the World Cup circuit of Bouldering, I had to leave without ascent and I was very sad, but choices are like that, we can’t have all the time everything.” Read the full story on her blog here.
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Climbing since the age of seven, she sent her first 5.13b in 2003. She went on to become the fourth woman to tick 5.14d with an ascent of La Reina Mora in 2012.
She is a decorated comp climber with a number of podium finishes at national and World Cup events. Watch her send Patinoso 5.14c in Siurana below.