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Paige Claassen bags the First Ascent of Digital Warfare (33 / 8b+ / 5.14-)

Paige Claassen rock climbing South Africa

Paige Claassen on Digital warfare, 5.14a, at the WOW Prow , South Africa. Photo: Jon Glasserg

Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of the open project, “Digital Warfare”, weighing in at a solid 33/8b+/5.14-

Digital Warfare is found on the WOW Prow in Free State, South Africa and is the 8th climb to be established on the cliff line.  The line was bolted in 2012 and left as an open project by South African developer Andrew Pedley and is considered the crown jewel of the area.  This is Paige’s 5th 5.14 ascent and her first FA.

Paige is on the “Marmot Lead Now Tour” and will be attempting a significant climbing challenge in 12 countries over the next 12 months to raise $120,000 for charity.  With each accomplishment Paige will generate media attention and drive traffic to her fundraising efforts to help raise money for women and children around the globe.

Connect and donate:
Lead Now Tour Website: www.leadnowtour.org
Crowdrise non-profit fundraising effort:  www.crowdrise.com/leadnowtour
Media provided by: Jon Glassberg (lt11.com)
Facebook: facebook.com/leadnowtour

Feature video on Paige’s ascent will be available for free on August 20th, 2013 on the Fitness Magazine website at: fitnessmagazine.com

Paige Claassen rock climbing South Africa

Digital warfare, 5.14a, at the WOW Prow , South Africa.Photo: Jon Glasserg

4 Responses to Paige Claassen bags the First Ascent of Digital Warfare (33 / 8b+ / 5.14-)

  1. andrew p Jul 8, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    This is so cool. It really is the most beautiful climb in the Universe, worth travelling from other side of world to do, and there are a bunch of other routes there now, from 27 to 31, plus DW at 33. I will be posting a topo very soon. Here is a link to Paiges blog description of the send, v cool.

    http://paigeaclaassen.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/digital-warfare/

    • Hilton Jul 8, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Looks incredible – congrats on the vision Andrew. Big ups to you and the other guys for being outstanding hosts

  2. andrew p Jul 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Don’t miss Paiges slideshow in Joburg on Wednesday 17th at the MCSA Joburg (Waverly Girls Guides Hall, Corner Stirling and Scott Streets, Waverly. 7.00 pm for 7.30. R20 for MCSA members and U18′s and R40 for others.

  3. andrew p Jul 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Oh, there is one in Pretoria also, the day before (16th at the MCSA Pretoria). I didn’t organise so I don’t know the other details of that one.

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