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Angy Eiter and her Austrian Hercules

Angela Eiter is not only Austria’s strongest female climber, she is the best female lead competition climber in history.

The 28-year-old, who was born in Arzl im Pitztal, Austria has been making headlines since she was a teenager. With four lead world champion titles to her name, she has been focusing her energy on rock climbing.

On Oct. 8, Eiter reported on her blog that she made the first free ascent of a route at her home crag, the Gotterwandl at Nassereith. Hercules 5.14c combines three existing lines into a 40+ move pitch which she sent on her third day. Eiter said on her blog, “This is my hardest first ascent, I’m so happy.”

Angela Eiter’s blog

Eiter is now coaching kids for competition climbing, but she said she will balance indoor with outdoor climbing to “allow them to find the spirit of climbing.”

Angy Eiter on Hercules 5.14+ Photo Bernie Ruech
Angy Eiter on Hercules 5.14+ Photo Bernie Ruech