So-Ya-Hé 8c by Catherine Choong

Saturday, 30 May

Katherine Choong, who did her first 9a last year, has done So-Ya-Hé 8c in Soyhières. (c) Isabelle Bihr

” It's a route I had already tried last year between projects. But often, when the project is at home, I put less pressure on myself to finish it and I had left it aside. In fact, I haven't done any difficult routes in my area. But with the current situation, it was an opportunity to climb in the area next to my home. In my region, the routes are rather vertical, bouldery and short, but this one is a little more overhanging and less bouldery.

I've always enjoyed having outdoor projects next to competitions but this year is the opportunity to devote even more time to it. I have a few ideas but no fixed plan, as the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 have to be taken into account.

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