After leaving Beijing in 2013, Ola began splitting time between Shanghai for work, and China’s laid-back sport climbing hub of Yanghshuo in 2016. Over the course of a few years of climbing in Yangshuo, she’s been steadily knocking off harder routes. Last winter she sent her hardest redpoints to date, China Climb (5.14b) and Spicy Noodle (5.14c). In the image, she approaches the chains of Red Dragon (5.13c), a classic route on Yangshuo's iconic formation, Moonhill.
Ola Przybysz (@przybyszola) has been a driving force in China’s climbing community for many years. Originally from Poland, she moved to Beijing in 2007 to study Chinese and within a few years immersed herself in the local climbing scene. Over the years, she's frequented the podium in Chinese climbing comps, climbed first ascents and developed new routes all over the country. She says, “winning comps doesn’t feel that special to me, but developing routes; exploring places that are still untouched—it just feels way more important.” Read Ola’s full story, ‘Just Do it', written by Michael Levy (@odm_2.0) in Climbing's current issue. Photo by @garrettlbradley
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