First Female Ascent of 5.14c for Claassen

Just Do It (5.14c/8c+) at Smith. Photo credit: Paige Claassen's Instagram)

Just Do It (5.14c/8c+) at Smith. (Photo credit: Paige Claassen’s Instagram)

Over the last year Paige Claassen has traveled the world on her Lead Now Tour, sending hard left and right, while also bringing awareness and raising money for local non-profits that empower women and children. It appears that climbing some of the toughest routes around the world for nearly a year gets you strong. Putting that strength to the test, 22-year-old Paige tackled and sent Just Do It (5.14c/8c+) at Smith Rocks. She is the first female ascent of the route. It should be noted that at the time this route was established by Jean-Baptiste Tribout in 1992, 5.15/9a+ did not exist. It looks like we may have a first female ascent of 5.15/9a+ any day now…and Paige just might be the lady to do it! Congrats Paige! Keep on inspiring!

Climb on! ~Cate

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