The US-American Isabelle Faus can climb her 17. 8b-Boulder with ‚The Wheel of Fortune‘ at Clear Creek Canyon in Colorado (USA). With „Memory is Parallax“ she is now trying on an 8B+. It would be the third boulder in this grade for the American after ‚Amandla‘ , established by Fred Nicole in 2015 in the Rocklands and ‚The Wheel of Chaos‘ at the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in 2016.
Isabelle writes on www.8a.nu: „Started trying last year. two of the moves took me like ten sessions to be able to do… super outta my style… one huge move and another really dynamic pop. Coming of an injury I was kinda using this boulder as a way to learn how to do big moved. last year after a lot of effort I eventually made my way to the last move… and then we flew to Swiss the next day.. this year is got back to my high point quickly and fell there a bunch. Then yesterday I found slightly better beta for this move and did it pretty quick after that. Really satisfying to do moves easily that last year seemed crazy… next is the top section and try and link em“
Photo: (c) Archiv Isabelle Faus