What were you doing when you were 8? Probably something pretty fun, but probably not sending a grade 27 climb on a cliff face in the Blue Mountains. Meet The North Face climber and Aussie youngster, Angie Scarth-Johnson.
Angie started climbing when she was 7, beginning on trees before moving to an indoor climbing gym in Canberra. Just two years later, she became the youngest person ever to send a grade 31 climb — ‘Swingline’ at Red River Gorge, USA.
A year later and she became the youngest person to send a grade 32/33 — ‘ Tijuanita /Welcome to Tijuana’ in Rodellar Spain (age 10).
In her debut film, Angie Scarth-Johnson travels to ‘Eua, an island in the Kingdom of Tonga, with two objectives: to connect to a side of her family she previously knew little about, and to evolve her climbing career from climbing hard grades, to developing new routes.
Angie sets out to explore her past, and the possibilities of route development in Tonga alongside bolting-mentor and teammate Lee Cossey.
Get To A Preview Screening!
Pacific Lines will be touring Australia later in the year with the Women’s Adventure Film Tour, but if you can’t wait until then, get along to one of these preview screenings in Melbourne and Sydney. There’s an incredible climbing scene in Australia, so get amongst it and support one of our rising stars.
Feature photo by Lee Cossey
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