Hazel stated on her blog:
"... After having almost a whole month of rest over Christmas... I found that my strength wasn't too bad, but I just didn't seem to be able to recover, even on massive jugs. I would shake out and shake out, but get nothing back.
But, on the last day, it seemed like my body was starting to work properly again and I managed to recover in the knee bars of this really cool 40m route called El Oraculo at Makinodromo. The book says 8b, but the folk say 8a+. From my poor knowledge of this grade, I would say it's 8a+, I definitely found it easier than Les Chacals (Rodellar)."
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