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Michaela Kiersch – First Female Ascent of Necessary Evil (5.14c)

And right after Kiersch's first female ascent, the line received its second ever female ascent in short order by Paige Claassen.

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Watch and listen to Michaela Kiersch as she makes the first female ascent of Necessary Evil (5.14c), a mythical route in the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona that was first climbed by Chris Sharma in 1997. Often tried and rarely repeated, Necessary Evil ranks among the most storied and sought-after sport climbs in the world.


Also read Michaela Kiersch on Patience: A Necessary Evil