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Argentinian Climbs Spanish 9a (5.14d)

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Pereyra powers through the moves on Supernowa, Vadiello, Spain. Photo by Sergio Centeno
Pereyra powers through the moves on Supernowa, Vadiello, Spain. Photo by Sergio Centeno

News Link: Danilo Pereyra of Argentina has become the first Latin American climber to send the grade of 9a or 5.14d.

On April 8th the 26-year-old redpointed Supernowa at roadside crag Vadiello, near Huesca, in the Natural Reserve of Sierra y Cañones de Guara of northern Spain for the second ascent of the route. According to 8a.nu Daniel Moreno made the first ascent of this route. The limestone crag Vadiello contains a number of other hard routes most notably is Poweraide (8c+) which Josune Bereziatru made an ascent of in February of 2007.

Read about the redpoint (in Spanish) and see more photos on Danilo Pereyra’s blog.

Date of Ascent: April 8, 2009

Sources: Danilo Pereyra, 8a.nu

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