First 5.14c for Johanna Ernst


4/12/12 - Johanna Ernst from Austria has climbed Open Your Mind (5.14c) in Santa Linya, Spain, marking her first of the grade and likely the first female ascent.

Dani Andrada first climbed the route in February 2008; it has seen repeats by the likes of Adam Ondra, Patxi Usobiaga, Ramón Julian Puigblanque, Dave Graham, and more.Magnus Midtboe opened a direct start, Directa Open Your Mind, at 5.14d in December 2011—see the video below.Ernst also climbed La Fabelita (5.14b) and Ruta del Sol (5.13d) in Santa Linya. Open Your Mind was redpointed on her fourth attempt, with La Fabelita going down on her second try.Ernst is more well-known in the international climbing community as a World Cup competition climber. In 2011, she won two lead World Cups, and placed in the top 10 six times.

Date of ascent: April 6, 2012