First South African to Send 9A

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Professional Climber Mel Janse van Rensburg became the first South African to join the 9a club sending the world renowned 40m route Speed Intégrale in Voralpsee, Switzerland. The route is an extension of Speed (8c+) and is considered an endurance route with only 2 main rests and requires fast, efficient and precise climbing to get the send. Mel has set a new standard for young south African climbers and his breakthrough will inspire many to follow suit now. Check out more on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

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