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First 8A by Courtney Sanders Woods
who just recently married Daniel Woods, has done her first 8A Niviuk in Silvretta. "I started climbing with Daniel in the spring of 2009, our first date :)" 18 months ago she did her first 7A+ so we are talking some kind of record progressing to 8A. "In general I think hes been there to just give me reassurance of myself. I think it's a combination of us motivating each other, along with his support of always telling me he knows I can send it... I have learned a lot- down to the basics of how to toe in really hard, and how to heel hook properly. Hope thats a right answer. I couldn't pinpoint exactly everything hes taught me."
Courtney Sanders: "Toe in hard", i.e. "When you use your feet as hands as well. When you really point your toe down into a foot hold and push or pull with it, instead of only using your hands. Especially on a steep move, really pointing your toes down keeps your feet on the wall.