Caroline Ciavaldini sends „The Quarryman“ (8a+/E8 7a) (Twll Mawr)  in the Llanberis slate quarries, North Wales. Caroline completed the renowned ‚Groove‘ pitch in April 2016. And just in this year Caroline completed the line. The climbing legend Johnny Dawes realized the first ascent of the route in the 80’s. Caroline by Instagram: „The groove pitch of the Quarryman In a few years, when I think of the day I did the Quarryman with James belaying me, I will remember this crazy moment where, hands pushing both sides of a glass like groove, I was trying to turn my body around. I nearly did it, realised my shoulder was so much behind my back that I wouldn’t be able to rotate any further, and let go of that hand… fell about 30cm, and stopped, my foot on one side, my ass on the other side… In a million tries, I would never be able to reproduce such a movement. It all went wrong, I should have fallen, but somehow, I didn’t. It took me a few seconds to realise where I was, and I heard James yelling “come on Caro, you can do it, keep on going”… and started moving back up. Trust your luck, It’ll happen.“

Here the master in action: