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Sasha Digiulian: First Ascent of Rolihlahla (5.14b/c)

posted by dpm on 07/08/2013

 

Sasha Digiulian is in South Africa and has just completed a hard first ascent that she's calling Rolihlahla (5.14b/c). The route is located at South Africa's most famous sport climbing destination, Waterfall Boven, an extensive quartzitic sandstone area with over 500 routes on beautiful orange rock that appears similar to Rocklands. The route was equipped as an open project by Andrew Hedley who is also responsible for bolting Paige Claassen's new route at the Wow Prow that she recently completed. On Facebook, Sasha fills us in on the name writing, "The name in my mind now is Rolihlahla, Nelson Mandela's middle name and also colloquially, "trouble maker!"

Sasha on Rolihlahla (5.14b/c). Keith Ladzinski was there for the full media package. Look for video in the future. Photo: Keith Ladzinski.