Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Climbing

Sasha DiGiulian Sends First Ascent of Rolihlahla ( 5.14c) in South Africa

Lock Icon

Unlock this article and bundle up with Outside+

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

40% Off Holiday Sale, Ends Nov. 28
$4.99 $2.99 / month*

Get the one subscription to fuel all your adventures.


  • Map your next adventure with our premium GPS apps: Gaia GPS Premium and Trailforks Pro.
  • Read unlimited digital content from 15+ brands, including Outside Magazine, Triathlete, Ski, Trail Runner, and VeloNews.
  • Watch 600+ hours of endurance challenges, cycling and skiing action, and travel documentaries.
  • Learn from the pros with expert-led online courses.
Join Outside+

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Last summer Sasha DiGiulian climbed Rolihlahla (5.14c) in South Africa. The climb is considered the hardest route at Waterfall Boven, one of South
Africa’s sport climbing destinations.The line was formally dubbed the Overlord Project when it was bolted in 2008 by South African climber
Andrew Pedley. Rolihlahla is Nelson Mandela’s birth name, and colloquially means troublemaker.

DiGiulian told Rock and Ice in an e-mail last July that the route was her first time doing a first ascent and it was one of the most spectacular
lines she had ever climbed.

Read the article here