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