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Over the weekend, Italian phenom Laura Rogora became the first woman to send 5.15b/c after clipping the chains on Erebor, in Eremo di San Paolo, Italy. The route is Italy’s hardest, first established and ascended by Stefano Ghisolfi in January 2021.
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Rogora first tried climbing at age 5 when her father, Enrico, introduced her to the sport. The now 20-year-old has established her herself as one of the world’s best. Prior to Erebor, Rogora was one of three women to have climbed 5.15b, alongside Julia Chanourdie (FRA) and Angy Eiter (AUT). Rogora sent Ali Hulk Sit Extension Total, 9b (5.15b), in Rodellar, Spain in 2020. She did that just two months after putting down her first 5.15a—Pure Dreaming Plus in Arco, Italy.
Her competition resume is just as impressive: Rogora is a four-time World Youth Champion and has won two Lead World Cups. And she placed 15th at the Olympics.
“Bibliographie is not much harder,” wrote Ghisolfi on Rogora’s Instagram account. Perhaps Rogora will tackle that one next.
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