Katherine Choong, from Switzerland, has repeated Southern Smoke, 8c+, in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
The climbing style, more or less pure pump, in the area seems to fit Katherine perfectly and she quickly did:Kaleidoscope, 8a+
Madness, 8a+ flash
Ultra Perm, 8b
Omaha Beach, 8b+
Transworld Depravity, 8b+
Silky Smooth, 8a+
White Man's Shuffle, 8b, and last but not least
Southern smoke, 8c+!
Katherine was the Youth A Lead World Champion in 2009 and part of the Swiss national team competing on the World Cup circuit.
Full story on Katherine's website
Photo by Michael Lim
Katherine Choong is sponsored by: Mammut and Scarpa