First Female 9b by Angy Eiter!

Austrian climber Angy Eiter has become the first woman to climb 9b (5.15b). She has trained over two years for the route La Planta de Shiva.  “I knew it was my style and I was inspired by the moves, which I guess was the key to my success.”

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(photo from Angy Eiter’s FB)

Photo of the Month – March 2015

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Photo by QxAdventures

Shot by Cheang Qing Xin of QxAdventures.

Kelly Khiew gets some air on her send of Captain Ahab, a super exposed trad 5.11a 25 meters up on the Whales Head in Music Hall.

QxAdventures are currently building a new climbing hostel for climbers going to Long Dong. Located in Bitou Cape, a quaint fishing village right before the final tunnel to Long Dong, The Bivy climber’s hostel will feature Wifi, coffee, and other amenities missing from the existing hostel in Long Dong village, which has received lackluster reviews.

Polish Climber Ola Przybysz Sends Golden Legend 5.13d

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Visiting Polish climber Aleksandra “Ola” Przybysz has sent the overhanging power endurance fest Golden Legend 5.13d(8b).  Taking a total of 5 tries, Ola sent the line while putting up the quickdraws.

First ascent by South African climber Paul Brouard, Golden Legend follows halfway up the bronze yellow arete of “The Real Legend” 5.13a , then diverges to the overhanging face for a sustained dynamic finish.

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This route has seen just 7 ascents over 12 years, including 5 top Taiwanese climbers as well as a recent ascent in January 2015 by visiting German climber Hans Radetzki. Aleksandra’s ascent marks the first female ascent(FFA) of this classic Long Dong testpiece.

photos courtesy Aleksandra Przybysz 

Photo of the Month – February 2015

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Visting climber Javier Perez onsights Mr. Anonymous 5.11d in Golden Valley.

Shot by: Jean Paul De Villiers