Michaela Kiersch reports on Insta that she has done Green in the Face 8B in Castle Rocks and in went down during the first session. The 152 cm, who was #18 in her last Boulder WC in 2018, has been one of the leading rock climbers in the world in the last few years in spite of finishing her University studies and now doing doctoral students.
How can you explain being in such peak performance with your hectic life? Since the gyms have been closed I’ve been climbing outside in the evenings after school and over the weekends. I follow a really detailed schedule with school, climbing, and mental breaks to keep balance in my life. I think that challenging myself academically makes me work harder in the other areas of my life too.
There are rare occasions in climbing that allow you to truly dig deep into your energy levels, producing such a fatigue that you almost want to vomit. Once the moves get intense, you usually fall off before it would happen. Off-width climbing, no matter how disgusting it can be, is beautiful that it really lets you climb until you just can’t move… Next episode is more or less uncut ascent Belly Full of Bad Berries, including the commentary. Worth checking out the epic fight.
Here is the Climbing Anchor section from the Bolting Bible explaining in detail all the options for how you can configure climbing anchors. Leave us comments or message us about how we can make this section better in the Bolting Bible as we update it every winter.