Nina Caprez climbs Helix, 8c+, at Pic St-Loupby Björn Pohl - UKC Jun/2014
This news story has been read 3,623 times
Nina Caprez has made the first female ascent of Helix, 8c+, at Pic St-Loup in southern France.
After falling around 20 times at the crux, she managed to refine her method and make the ascent.
This is probably her hardest ascent to date. Other routes on her ticklist include Mind control, Fish eye and Gučre d'usure.
Now she's looking forward to her summer project, the multi-pitch Orbayu on the West face of Naranjo de Bulnes, Asturia, Spain.
This Pou-brothers' route has only seen one repeat, by Putelnik/Favresse, and has a famous 5th pitch which weighs in anywhere between 8b+ and 8c+/9a depending on who you ask.