Great success for Nina & Cedric at Olianaby Björn Pohl - UKC Apr/2011
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Swizz couple Nina Caprez and Cedric Lachat had a decent outing the other day at Oliana in Catalunya. Already tired from previous attempts earlier in the day, both Nina and Cedric mustered their final strength and managed to push through to the top of their projects. In Nina's case, it seems being out of power was almost an advantage when doing Fish eye, 8c: ...I felt really tired from this steep climbing. But this was a good reason to make a perfect ascent, because when you are tired, you don't have to right to make mistakes.
And yes, I did it!;-) All the physical part in the bottom of the route I had to climb really quickly because I was out of power. But in the higher part I felt like in my element. Vertical, technical, little crimpy hold, this is my style.
Not to be outdone by his girlfriend, Cedric made a super human effort: So he was searching all his energy he still had in his body and he did a perfect ascent of 'Papi chulo', 9a+. He did one of his biggest fights of his life and I was not far away to make a collaps when I was giving him a belay, the suspense about his ascent was just terrible to support!;-)
Cedric Lachat is sponsored by Mammut, Top30, CAS and Swiss Olympic medical center