After David Firnenburg was successful in „Papichulo“ (9a +), his girlfriend Andrea Kümin was now successful and climbed her first 8c route with „Fish Eye“ (8c) in Oliana. The 50-meter endurance route „Fish Eye“ (8c) has now established itself as the ideal women’s route, after Lucy Creamer, Hazel Findlay, Nina Caprez and Michaela Kiersch have inspections. Lucy Creamer in 2009 was probably the first British woman to climb a route in this grade.
„I’m fortunate to be here, even tough I struggled with freezing conditions and my skin. This wall and the routes are just amazing!
I‘m glad a had the courage to try a challenging route, just ,go fot it’ and believe in myself. I enjoyed the process of projecting, especially the flow while climbing, the fight against the pumped forearms and the thrilling feeling at the top. Not even bleeding fingers (more than 10 flappers) stopped me from trying hard. Thanks my dear for your support and for catching every fall @david_firnenburg „
Foto: (c) Julia Cassou
Video by another strong Swiss Nina Caprez: