Julia Chanourdie Sends Super Crackinette 5.15a

She's the fourth woman to climb a 5.15a or harder

March 16th, 2020 by | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes |

Julia Chanourdie recently sent Super Crackinette 5.15a at Saint-Léger du Ventoux. Chanourdie has qualified to compete at the Olympics and had previously sent two 5.14ds.

The route was first climbed by Alex Megos, flashed by Adam Ondra and repeated by Jerome Pouvreau. Ondra’s flash was the world’s first at the grade. Margo Hayes made the first female ascent of a 5.15a with La Rambla in 2017. She went on to climb Biographie 5.15a and Papichulo 5.15a.

Anak Verhoeven became the second woman to climb 5.15a (and first to make a first ascent of one) with her first ascent of Sweet Neuf. She then sent Joe Mama 5.15a in 2019. Angy Eiter skipped 5.15a to make the first female ascent of a 5.15b with La Planta de Shiva in 2017. Of note, in 2005, Josune Bereziartu redpointed Bimbaluna 5.14d/5.15a, it was the hardest sport route climbed by a woman for 10 years.