Let’s Get Ready to Rambla!
MARGO HAYES AND THE ROAD TO 5.15
ON FEBRUARY 26, Margo Hayes of Boulder, Colorado, became the first woman to send a consensus 5.15 with her ascent of La Rambla ( 5.15a) at the El Pati sector in Siurana, Spain. The benchmark route defines 5.15a/ 9a+. Alex Huber originally sent it to a lower anchor at 5.14c in 1994, but the full pitch wasn’t redpointed until 2003, when Ramón Julián Puigblanque ( Ramonet) put to bed a project that had eluded other top climbers, including Dani Andrada. “I am so grateful for those who had the vision, dedicated their time, and committed to making this beautiful line climbable!” says Hayes. The following facts and figures provide an inside look at her process.
MARGO HAYES CRIMPS DOWN ON LA RAMBLA'S (5.15A) UPPER HEADWALL.