Sasha DiGiulian Makes First Female Ascent of Bellavista (5.14b) in the DolomitesSasha DiGiulian is making headlines yet again with the first female ascent of Bellavista, a multipitch 5.14b in the Dolomites of Northern Italy.
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Sasha DiGiulian is making headlines yet again with the first female ascent of Bellavista, a multipitch 5.14b climb in the Dolomites of Northern Italy. According to DiGiulian’s Facebook page, she and Spanish climber Edu Marin made the summit of Cima Ovest di Lavaredo yesterday. Completing the route represents the fulfillment of a “two-year dream” for DiGiulian. In an email with Rock and Ice, DiGiulian explained that she sent the 5.14b pitch on her second try of the third day and flashed the 5.13b, but had to descend because it was getting too late. She returned the next day and sent every pitch to the top.
The 21-year-old French competition climber Julia Chanourdie climbs Molasse’son (5.14d/9a), at Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, France.read more