/ 50+ french woman 9a?

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JLS on 10 Feb 2019

Did I imagine there was a news item doing the rounds the other week about an age 50+ French woman ticking a 9a sport route in the south of France? Anyone got a link to the story?

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BnB - on 10 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

No, but I’d like her phone number ;-)

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JLS on 10 Feb 2019
In reply to BnB:

I must have dreamt it.  

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Fishmate - on 10 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

It isn't Seb Bouin's mother, by any chance? She's a similar age and knocking on the upper 8's.

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JLS on 10 Feb 2019
In reply to Fishmate:

Looks like a 9a climber...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcfr-XEnaDn/?tagged=matahi

What’s her name?

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jon on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

Mrs Bouin?

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JLS on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to jon:

Crickey, I was sure I'd at least get Mme rather than Mrs...

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jon on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

Yes, I wasn't thinking, it was a bit early.

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AlanLittle - on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to jon:

Ma Bouin, she knew how to climb?

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GridNorth - on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

This comes as no surprise to me.  I climbed my hardest routes in my mid 50's.  I'm 70 but I have a female friend, who is a few years older, who regularly on sight's in the 7's and makes it look easy. Myself and several friends of the same age can on sight 7a on a good day and climb 6c/6c+ regularly.

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JLS on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to GridNorth:

Good stuff.

To be honest I think I may have conflated three stories into one... Laura Rogora's recent 9a, a recent Seb Bouin 9a report and Seb Bouin's mother's very long list of >8a ticks which may or may not have been mentioned in passing in connection to the Seb Bouin story.  I think it may all have been mentioned in an EpicTV Climbing Daily report that I was only half watching...

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Michael Hood - on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

Conflating two - ok

But conflating three - impressive

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JLS on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to Michael Hood:

Maybe I was only one third watching rather than half watching...

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JLS on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

Mystery solved. Not a 9a  but only an 8b by Cathy Wagner. Still impressive as 1 of 705 routes of 8a to 8b routes routes she’s ticked. Now age 53.

Laura Rogora's 9a in the same report hence my confusion...

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jon on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to JLS:

And what about Mme Bouin...? What’s she ever done on limestone?

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JLS on 11 Feb 2019
In reply to jon:

Still haven’t worked out her name...

No first name and who is to say she ever married M. Bouin???

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