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Angy Eiter Sends New 5.15b with Madame Ching in Austria

Making her one of the top sport climbers in Europe and the world

Angy Eiter has made the first ascent of Madame Ching in Tirol, Austria, which was bolted in 2018 by her partner, Bernie Ruech. In 2017, she became the first woman in history to climb a 5.15b with La Planta de Shiva at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain.

The 34-year-old crusher, who’s won four World Cup titles, four World Championship golds and one European Championship gold, said her new 5.15b is similar to La Planta de Shiva. Eiter has struggled with a shoulder injury for the past decade.

Madame Ching, which is named after a famous Chinese pirate, has over 100 moves. Eiter began to project it earlier this year and worked it on and off in 2020.

Eiter, who started climbing at 11 and by 15 had climbed her first 5.13b, is one of the world’s top sport climbers. Watch her send on Red Bull here.

After making history as the first woman to send 5.15b, she said, “I knew that I had to do everything right to be successful on the route. So I created a replica of the holds and movements of La Planta in my own training gym in Imst, Austria, to train at the same intensity.

“When I clipped in the anchor I didn’t really realise that I’d completed such a milestone [achievement]. But after, when I saw all the messages on social media, I really realised what a thing I’d done for the global climbing community.”

Eiter’s Sends

Madame Ching 5.15b FA in 2020
Pure Dreaming 5.14d in 2019
La Planta de Shiva 5.15b in 2017
Pure Dreaming 5.14d
Era Vella 5.14d in 2015
Big Hammer 5.14d in 2014
Hades 5.14d in 2014
Hercules 5.14c FA in 2014
Ingravids Extension 5.14c in 2014
Claudio Cafe 5.14c in 2007

Pure Dreaming 5.14d