Amores perros 8A+ by Olga Niemiec

Friday, 13 November

Olga Niemiec, a mother of two from Poland who is an international route setter, has done her first 8A+, Amores perros in Botzeta. (c) Marcin Ciepielewski

"I am excited that I can climb on this level and continue to improve as a climber. It’s hard to reconcile intensive training and being a mum of 2 active kids, but I am happy that it’s possible :)" It took me 5 sessions in total (including 2 sessions on the first part of the boulder, which also has a different ending called "Amores Perros dla leszczy" graded 7C+). After sending the easier version it was obvious that I should try the harder one. Which I thought is graded 8A, so it seemed reachable. Despite doing all the moves in 30 minutes, linking them all took three more sessions, and in the meantime I realised it's graded 8A+ :)"

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