Michaela Kiersch Makes the First Female Ascent of Necessary Evil (5.14c)

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Watch and listen to Michaela Kiersch as she makes the first female ascent of Necessary Evil (5.14c), a mythical route in the Virgin River Gorge, first climbed by Chris Sharma in 1997. Often tried and rarely repeated, Necessary Evil ranks among the most storied and sought-after sport climbs in the world.

Read a profile of Michaela Kiersch in the upcoming June 2018 issue of Climbing Magazine. Subscribe to Climbing: Print, Digital.