Hayes has repeated La Rambla : first woman to climb 9a+
Margo Hayes from Boulder, Colorado, has climbed La Rambla at the Spanish crag Siurana and, in doing so, has become the first woman to redpoint a 9a+ sports climb.
The route in question was first ascended by Germany’s Alexander Huber in 1994 to a pocket at 3/4 height. And La Rambla was subsequently extended by Spain’s Ramón Julián Puigblanque in 2003. For year La Rambla was considered the hardest sport climb in Spain. And it is recognised worldwide as a benchmark 9a+.
Hayes reportedly required a mere seven days of efforts to get to grips with this incredible 45m stamina testpiece. And her success comes in the wake of results which are inconfutable. In August 2016 Margo Hayes climbed her first 9a, Bad Girls Club at Rifle, Colorado. While in November 2016 during the World Youth Climbing Championships at Guangzhou, China, she claimed gold in her Junior category Lead and Bouldering disciplines. After having won gold and silver in Arco, Italy the previous year.