Watch Laura Rogora Climb Ali Hulk Sit Extension Total (5.15b)

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On the July 25, 2020, Laura Rogora became the second women in the world to climb 9b/5.15b when she redpointed Ali Hulk Sit Extension Total. The 19-year-old Italian, who will be climbing at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, managed the historic feat after working the route for six days. Rogora was belayed by her father and documented by Italian filmmaker Marco Iacono. The route is unique—a combination of a boulder problem and a sport route. Rogora bouldered the opening moves out of the cave in Rodellar Spain until reaching an upside-down, no-hands rest. From this position her father clipped a rope to her harness and put her on belay. From there, she lead out of the cave and up onto the wall above. This film documents the process and the climb that took Rogora into the history books.

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