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Hard Sends in Africa and Europe

There have been a number of hard sends go down during the first week of July and here are a few.

Jimmy Webb made the second ascent of Livin Large V15 in Rocklands, South Africa. After the send, Webb wrote on Instagram: “Proper last day best day! No words can fully describe the feeling I had when I stuck the final jug. This rig most definitely has consumed me for a long time, and after 10 days of efforts this trip it is such a relief to get it done.” The route was established by Nalle Hukkataival in 2009.

Barbara Zangerl repeated Bellavista on the North Face of Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites. The route was established by Alex Huber solo in winter in 1999 and he freed it in 2001 at 5.14. Sasha DiGiulian was the first woman to climb the route in 2013. According to Planet Mountain, Zangerl spent just over two weeks working on Bellavista.

Italian climber Giorgia Tesio, 14, recently made the first female ascent of Chay 5.13d in Albenga, Italy. She sent the route on her third try. Tesio started climbing at age five and sent her first 5.13b when she was only 12.

In Switzerland, 18-year-old Dimitri Vogt sent Cabane au Canada 5.14d. The route was first climbed in 2006 by Lionel Clerc and was onsighted in 2013 by Adam Ondra. It took Vogt only eight tries to send the difficult route, which was another on a long list of hard sends for him.

Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin on Bella Vista: