Close this search box.

Rock Star: 15-Year-Old Laura Ragora Notches One of the World’s Toughest First Ascents

15-year-old climber Laura Rogora recently first ascended La Gasparata in Collepardo, Italy. Rated at 14c/d, this climb is considered to be one of the hardest first ascents by a female climber. She managed to complete this climb within four days of being at the crag.

Earlier this month the young Italian climber ascended impressive climbs in Oliana, Spain, including two 5.14b’s and one 5.14c.

This is not the first time Rogora has made headlines. In 2016, Rogora became the first female Italian athlete to climb a 5.14d sport climb at the age of 14, and she later placed third for lead at the International Federation of Sport Climbing Junior World Cup.

You can watch Lora send her first 5.14d here

Share this post:

Discover more in the Blue Ridge:

Join our newsletter!

Subscribe to receive the latest from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine sent directly to your inbox.