8c and 8c+ FA by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (16)

Friday, 12 November

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi has made the FA of Bat wings (8c+) and Super Goliath (8c) in Citdibi. The 16-year-old has been travelling around Europe with his parents for several years on a home schooling program. He did his first 8c+ at age 13 and in 2021, he has done three 9a's.

"Both climbs are long and third pitches. Bat wings goes as 6c, 8c and then a pumpy extension with two strange boulder problems. Super Goliath is 7b+, a long 8a+ with a crux right before the chains and then there is a super crimpy 3-bolt extension right after the first crux."

What is next?
I'm still working on two projects here. A really hard one (probably around 9a+ and a connection to it that could end up being 8c+ or maybe even 9a!

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