Jimmy Webb and Sasha DiGiulian are no stranger to the headlines. Recently they both made strong sends, one in Africa and one in the U.S.
Jimmy Webb has been cleaning and climbing new routes around South Africa for the past few weeks. Webb a nice looking new problem that climbs a line of slopers. He wrote on his Instagram: “Completed the N1 project today, this one might be one of my proudest first ascents. Perfect line on perfect slopers up a beautiful 20-foot tall boulder. Doesn’t get much better than this. Khoikhoi 8B+ (V14).”
In Lander, Wyoming DiGiulian made the first female ascent of a route called Remed Out. Follow her on social media for more on the route here.
In Arco, Italy, Angela Eiter climbed Reini’s Vibes 5.14+. She is the most accomplished female lead comp climber, she has won four world championships and 25 world cup.
In Voralpsee, Switzerland, Jonathan Siegrist climbed Cedric Lachet’s Integrale 5.14d. “It was pouring rain. Pouring. The temps were perfect for me and I often thrive in humid conditions. I stuck the finishing moves and clipped the anchor. Mostly, I was surprised,” said Siegrist.
In the U.K., Steve McClure has made the first British onsight ascent of Strawberries E7 6b. For more on the story, visit U.K. Climbing here.
Source: 8a.nu, U.K. Climbing, Webb and DiGiulian’s Facebook and Instagrams