Cinderella is Dead 8A+ (B) by Michaela Kiersch

9 December 2022

Michaela Kiersch reports on Insta that she has done Cinderella is Dead 8A+ (B) in Ogden. "Fist crimping and no-pinky pinches on Cinderella is Dead I love the juxtaposition of bouldering up above the city! You can even see my office from here 😉". Video of the ascent and some more detailed comments.

Other Kiersch news is that Alex Megos just did the first repeat of her Goldilocks in Red River Gorge (KY), from 2017, suggesting it should be upgraded to 8c+.

In April she completed her doctoral degree in hand therapy and immediately went for her first extended trip only focusing on climbing. During three weeks in Magic Wood, she did two 8B+ and another 12 boulders 8A and harder. In total, the 27-year-old has done nine 8c+' and last fall she did her first 9a, Dreamcatcher after just five days of projecting. In other words, Michaela's combined route and boulder tick list is one of the most impressive ever. Here is an 8a interview from this summer.

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