Two 14c FAs, 14a Onsight for Frenchwoman

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Charlotte Durif climbing Pull Over (5.14c) at Grotte de Galetas near Verdon. Photo illustration courtesy of Chadurif.fr.

Charlotte Durif climbing Pull Over (5.14c) at Grotte de Galetas near Verdon. Photo illustration courtesy of Chadurif.fr.

News Link: 19-year-old Charlotte Durif from France has had an extraordinary few weeks of climbing: two 8c+ (5.14c) first ascents and a massive 8b+ (5.14a) onsight, all in France. In mid-October, she redpointed The Wall (8c+) at Combe la Vielle, and less than two weeks later she completed the 50-meter overhang of Pull Over at Grotte de Galetas.

Then, a couple of days later, in the Verdon Gorge, Durif tied into a 100-meter rope and onsighted the first four pitches of Ultime Démence in a single mega-pitch: 5.13c, 5.13b, 5.13c, and 5.13a. Durif said the final two pitches alone, when combined, merited 5.14a. The next day, she linked the first two pitches of Ramirole: 5.13c/d and 5.13b.

Dates of Ascents: October 2009

Source:Chadurif.fr

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