The visiting American girls have been ticking off Andrew Pedley’s open projects.
– On Saturday Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of the open project, “Digital Warfare”, weighing in at a solid 33/8b+/5.14-
Paige was taken to the WOW Prow by her host Andrew Pedley.
*Update July 11:
Arjan De Kock makes the 2nd ascent and suggests a grade of solid 33/8b+/5.14a.
The route which was also bolted by Andrew Pedley in 2011 is a traverse across a beautiful blank face with a single seam of crimps and then joins up with Big Butterfly (28) for the last 2 – 3 bolts.
Sasha also Flashed “The Beast,” (31/8a+).
Sasha DiGiulian flashing “The Beast,” 8a+ in Waterfall Boven, South Africa. Photo by Keith Ladzinski
The guidebook description reads:
THE OVERLORD (OPEN PROJECT). Probably 33 – ish.
Yes, it really does cross the big blank face! Gallop up the wall left of Butterfly, to a niche, then all hell breaks loose, bring your strongest fingers.
Joins Butterfly for the last 2-3 bolts.
Big up to Andrew Pedley for sharing his lines and being an excellent host!
Sasha DiGiulian on The Overlord Project. Photo by Andy Mann