Brittany Goris konnte sich die erste weibliche Begehung der Trad-Route ‚East Coast Fist Bump‚ (5.14a/8b+ trad) im Klettergebiet „The Waterfall“ in Arizona (USA) sichern. Brittany Goris konnte damit ihre erste Trad-Route in diesem Schwierigkeitsgrad klettern und gehört damit zu den weltbesten Tradkletterinnen der Welt.

Brittany Goris konnte während des letzten Jahres zehn Tradrouten im Grad 8a und härter klettern, einschließlich der ersten weiblichen Begehung von „Stingray“ 8b, (Video). Interessanterweise konzentrierte sich Brittany erst in den letzten zwei Jahren auf das Trad-Klettern. Die jetzt 28-Jährige begann vor etwa 20 Jahren als Wettkampfkletterer mit dem Klettern und wurde immer wieder durch schwere Verletzungen und einem Burnout zurückgeworfen.

„I’ve been working on this project for a few weeks, and managed to put it down a few days ago. Fist Bump appealed to me as a project for a few reasons, one of which was the allure of one of my wildest dreams: to climb a 5.14 on traditional gear. Only a few women in the world have ever done it, and for as long as I had started pushing myself as a trad climber I fantasized of having my name on that list. I had publicly admitted as much on my Enormocast interview over a year ago, preaching about the romantic concept of “dreaming the impossible dream” and how doing that was mine.

One of my favorite mantras from Todd Skinner perpetually echoed in my head when I thought about my dream to climb a trad 5.14 route, because that number had been a dream to him too. “Everything you ever wanted to do is still possible. It’s only you who says it can’t be done. If there is something you want to do in life you’d better get on it; time waits for no one.”
In the end he was right; it was only ever me that said it couldn’t be done.“

Read the full story in my blog – The Impossible Dream!

Foto: (c) Erik Anderson