Chaehyun Seo Becomes Second Woman to Onsight 5.14b

Chaehyun Seo at the lead climbing final 2022 in Briancon, France, in August; (photo/YouTube screenshot)

With two elite-level onsights days after sending a 5.15 route, the South Korean turns into the newest health club climber to slay it on actual rock.

In only a week of climbing, this Olympic climber has proven that she’s greater than able to climbing outside on the highest echelons of the game.

On Monday, Chaehyun Seo posted onsight ascents of two tough-as-nails climbs at Spain’s Montsant crag: “‘L’Antagonista” (8c/5.14b) and “Hidrofobia” (5.13b).

The sends make Seo solely the second lady to onsight an 8c/5.14b route after Slovenian Janja Garnbret pulled off the feat final yr. Seo famous that element in her Instagram put up of the ascents.

“I fought laborious on this one nearly an hour, and I’m so blissful to made it,” Seo wrote.

Last week, Seo turned the sixth woman to climb “La Rambla” (9a+/5.15a). Margo Hayes famously broke the 5.15 ceiling for ladies by sending it again in 2017. In the “Reel Rock” documentary, Hayes struggled for months towards the issue.

Seo dispatched it after simply seven makes an attempt. After changing into the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Champion final yr, Seo appears decided to make a reputation for herself on the world’s hardest issues.

Her time in Spain is sort of performed, however it’s clear that this 19-year-old has extra to present on the earth of sport climbing.

Janja Garnbret (SLO) and Adam Ondra (CZE) compete in the Lead World Cup finals in Chamonix, July 10, 2022; (photos/Lena Drapella for IFSC)
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Andrew McLemore

By Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings greater than 14 years of expertise to his place as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who at the moment lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he makes use of as a house base for adventures all through the Americas. When he isn’t writing, taking part in gigs or exploring the outside, he is hanging out together with his canine Campana.

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