WW: Laura Ragora

Laura Ragora continues to make a name for her self and she’s only 15 years old. That’s right, 15! With only spending 4 days on the route, she recently made the first ascent of La Gasparata, 8c+/9a (5.14c/d) at Collepardo, near Rome. A very significant achievement, considering that this is one of the most difficult first ascents ever recorded for a female climber.

At 14, Ragora became the first Italian female and overall one of the youngest overall females to climb  9a/5.14d with her send of Grandi Gesti, a 40 meter roof in Sperlonga, Italy. She is very much on pace with some of the best in the world with the likes of Ashima Shiraishi and Adam Ondra who both achieved 5.14d at age 13. Learn more about Ragora’s story below:

Laura Ragora   –   Instagram