Katie Lamb, Michaela Kiersch and Karo Sinnhuber boulder hard

The American Katie Lamb expanded her route book with two new 8B+ boulders. Compatriot Michaela Kiersch boulders 8B in one session and Karo Sinnhuber pulls the red rock classic Lethal Design (8A+).

Even if the two 8B+ ascents of Katie Lamb are some time ago, they are no less impressive. The 26-year-old succeeded in Squamish deadlift her seventh 8B+ boulder in two years. While she failed last year because of the overhanging and powerful line, she was able to climb the boulder in her last attempt this September.

The strong American was also successful a month later in Mizugaki, Japan. There she was probably the first woman to repeat Toru Nakajima's test piece Decided and thus her 8B+ boulder number eight. Like Deadlift, Decided is also a steep and very powerful boulder.


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8B Boulder in one day

Michaela Kiersch was successfully on a solo mission in Huntington Canyon a few days ago. Within a few hours she pulled the 8B boulder After Hours. The heel hocks, the tiny 6 millimeter lasts and the toe hook at the exit seem to have worked for her.

I'm thrilled that my fingers and biceps are still working great after a month or two of sport climbing.

Michaela Kiersch

Speaking of sport climbing: During her trip to Spain, Michaela Kiersch pulled various tough routes in Margalef within ten days, including Victimes del Futur (9a), Era Vella (9a), Coma sant pere (8c+), Zipoyorik ez (8c), Flash Over (8b+) or Niña mala (8b).

Groin shooting at its finest

Also going strong Check Sinnhuber. The Austrian succeeds in Lethal Design, one of the most popular 8A+ lines in the United States, in the Red Rocks not far from Las Vegas. And she seems to have taken a shine to the boulder too:

A long boulder on ledges, what more could you want?

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