Sasha Di Giulian 8c+ at Red River Gorge - Up-Climbing

Sasha Di Giulian 8c+ at Red River Gorge

The American Sasha Di Giulian (18 years) has succeeded on his first 8c + , doing  "Southern Smoke" in Red River Gorge, a strenuous route of 70 moves.

Sasha needed only three days of work and six attempts to send the route, becoming  the second American to climb this difficulty, after Beth Rodden on "Meltdown", and the eighth l in the world after Bereziartu, Sansoz, Durif, Rodden, Vidmar, Gros, Lavarda and Eiter.
"After warming up on an 8b Sasha cruised through Southern Smoke, and made it look like a 7a." writes Magnus Midtboe in his blog.

Source: Kairn  and blog Magnus Midtboe