Swoop!! Today I could send my hardest climb on the paper but mostly my hardest challenge in terms of reachy moves and mental side ! After falling a while on the very last move I finally could stand on the top of "Mécanique élémentaire" 8B+. Super happy!
It seems Melissa's leaving the competition scene and focusing on outdoor climbing is really beginning to pay off. By repeating Mecanique elementaire she became only the sixth* female climber to climb an ~8B+ or harder boulder problem.
*Tomoko Ogawa, Shauna Coxsey, Alex Puccio(3), Ashima Shiraishi(5), Isabelle Faus(2)
This weekend we'll have a chance to see whether Melissa will be able to tranfer her good outdoor form to indoor climbing at the CWIF.
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