DiGiulian’s Rolihlahla Repeated By Paige Claassen Among Others

It’s been a busy week for Sasha DiGiuliuan’s new route Rolihlahla at South Africa’s Waterval Boven, as it has seen repeats from Arjan de Kock, Andrew Pedley and now Paige Claassen.  Claassen suggests a possible grade of 5.13d1 while offering this comment about the route:

Regardless of the grade, Rolihlahla is an absolutely gorgeous line and I’m so glad that Sasha caught the fire to establish the route so the rest of us could follow suit! I know that many locals, especially women, have been inspired by new ascents in the region. I don’t get to climb with Sasha often, but it’s always incredibly motivating to pull down with strong ladies who put their heart into every attempt and contribute to the group’s motivation at the cliff. Thanks to Andrew Pedley for bolting another stellar line, and to Sasha for chalking up all those small grips!

  1.  DiGiulian had suggested 5.14b

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3 Responses to DiGiulian’s Rolihlahla Repeated By Paige Claassen Among Others

  1. climb2core July 22, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    I read that she was comfortable calling it 14c…can’t remember which site quoted her though.

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  2. Owen July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    so james pearson isnt the only world class climber out there who has problem grading first ascents? sharmas hippie “its really hard” first ascent grading system is now making sense

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