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Committed—Episode 2: Babsi Zangerl on Greenspit (8b+)

Author(s): Black Diamond
Video Release Date: July 29, 2021
Video Source: YouTube

Greenspit is a route of mythical status. Bolted and “defaced” as some traditionalists would say with green hangers (hence the route’s name), the route thwarted all suitors until the legendary swiss trad ace Didier Berthod chopped the bolts and made the first ascent placing natural pro. For Babsi Zangerl, Greenspit was a challenge always waiting in the wings … until thanks to Covid, the fall of 2020 found her home in Europe and not on El Cap. Babsi spent last fall in Italy’s famed Valle dell’Orco where she racked up and committed to the steep roof crack. And after enduring the runouts, whips, and painful hand jams, Babsi became the first woman to succeed on Greenspit.

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