Era Vella (5.14d) Repeated By Sasha DiGiulian

Era Vella (5.14d) Repeated By Sasha DiGiulian

Fresh off a win at last weekend’s Ring Of Fire comp in Massachusetts, Sasha DiGiulian hightailed it to Spain where this morning she repeated Chris Sharma’s Era Vella1 (5.14d) in Margalef, Spain.  This is DiGiulian’s second 5.14d after her ascent of Pure Imagination in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge last October.  Big Up‘s Josh Lowell broke the news on their twitter feed where he indicates that they’ve been filming DiGiulian for the upcoming Reel Rock Film Tour.  Check out the insane rig that they’re filming with!

More from DiGiulian on her blog:

Era Bella was my longest “project” yet… more than 3 days of effort… and definitely introduced me to the emotions of working hard towards something and not initially succeeding. I know that there are tons of routes out there that will require much more time and effort, and I am ready to confront these challenges!

Update:  Courtesy of the newly launched Reel Rock 2012 website is this video of DiGiulian on the route.  Check out their new blog as well for more.

  1.  This has been incorrectly referred to as Era Bella for some time

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14 Responses to Era Vella (5.14d) Repeated By Sasha DiGiulian

  1. colin April 25, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Chapeau!

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  2. Aaron S April 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    The camera setup is appropriately as absurd/awesome as DiGiulian’s send. She is on such a ridiculous tear . . . two high-profile comp wins, and now this.

    I wish I had my own rig like that to coax me up my 5.whatever proj!

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  3. Ryan April 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    What I love about her is how calm she is. There’s no hesitation when she climbs, she’s just doing I for fun. Which is awesome!

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  4. Ryan April 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Female 5.15 in 2012….just saying.
    Probably going to become common. Pretty sick!

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  5. Josep April 26, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    The original name of the route is “Era vella” (“old threshing floor” in Catalan), is the name of Chris and Daila’s home.

    era bella means was beautiful both in Catalan and Spanish, but has nothing to do with the name of this route

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    • Adam April 26, 2012 at 6:12 am #

      ah i thought it was just a mixup as v and b sound the same in spanish. good catch

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    • Narc April 26, 2012 at 6:55 am #

      If that’s the case then there are a lot of misinformed people, including some who have climbed that route.

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  6. Dave April 26, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Pretty rad, and glad to see a female climb something in spain not called fish eye or mind control. Can’t wait to see a gal bag .15

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    • Narc April 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      If only there was a way to climb a link-up of the two

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  7. Jasin April 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Only three days? Six tries? And thats a long ‘project’ for her? This pace is crazy, remember when Sharma spent YEARS on routes like Jumbo Love. Wasn’t FRFM in like three different Rock Tours?

    I wonder how hard she could send if she takes a month on something?

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    • Narc April 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      It’s never taken me more than 3 days to send any projects either. But then again I’ve never sent anything so maybe it’s not quite the same…

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  8. JK April 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Check out the REEL ROCK blog – they’ve got an awesome blog post by Josh Lowell: http://www.reelrock.tumblr.com, and this is their teaser of the new REEL ROCK films

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