Andreas Blues 8c+ (8b+) by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (15)

Wednesday, 18 November

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi, who previously has done eight routes 8c+ and 9a, has done Cedric Lachat's Andreas Blues in Citidibi. Cedric put it up as an 8b+ but the 15-year-old thinks it is 8c+. "8c++++ :)))A beast power endurance climb! Spent like two goes to figure out the beta and then circa 10 goes to stick the very last dyno move) Sent it at night with a headlamp, which actually turned out to be the perfect conditions for getting into the famous flow state. A really intuitive and pure climb, super recommended! 15 meters of hard and crimpy moves without rest."

"Even though it's getting harder and harder to visit famous crags in Europe because of the quarantine, Turkey is still open for everybody and can provide awesome climbing conditions, so now is the time to give it a try and discover the beauty and hard projects of these magnificent crags thoroughly developed by Tobias and Duygu Haug, as well as Öztürk Kayikci, Zorbey Aktuyun, Mümin Karabas and all the locals!" More comments and pics by Damien on his Insta.

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