A month ago we reported that she had ticked the 8A boulder of Alphane Moon, at Chironico. Since then Mina has climbed Frank's Wild Years (8A) at Cresciano and Marylin Monroe (8A) at Brione.
Writing on the Beta Climbing Team Blog, Mina commented on her ascent of Marylin Monroe:
"I had had a fair few sessions on Marylin and was at a very frustrating stage having fallen off the last hard move lots of times. I first tried this problem two years ago with Dorothea Karalaus and I could barely do a move. I was so inspired watching her try it and since then it has always been on my wish list. I was optimistic but also knew I may just repeat my previous two sessions and mess up the end. Luckily, after a few goes (and a bit of frustrated rage) I managed to hold the last hard move and finish the problem."
Describing her ascent of Frank's Wild Years she said:
"I went to warm up and try Frank's Wild Years (8A). I had had two previous sessions on this block and I enjoyed trying it. It is fairly kind on the skin and is really burly. This type of climbing isn't my forte but I really like it, and I enjoy feeling totally destroyed after trying it! I had tried it a few days before with a guy called Andrea who lives in Cresciano and he was psyched again so we warmed up and set to work. The problem requires a lot of body tension and power but I think the key is to get as much weight through the feet as possible. I felt really good, despite the trip to Brione the day before and after some tries I managed to finish the problem. Very psyched."
- You can read a short interview with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk here: UKC Interview
- You can keep up with Mina's climbing on the Beta Climbing Team Blog