21 May 2023

Duygu Haug (44) does ”Kanatlarim var Ruhumda” (8c)

Duygu Haug, who did her first 8b at age 36, has done "Kanatlarım var Ruhumda" (8c) in Çitdibi. ”Pure happiness and emotional! Some routes mean a lot to me and this route is one of them and shining on the wall. Thanks to my husband [Tobi] for bolting, for patient belayings and creating amazing line as always. My pleasure to climb your routes. Can be soft or not I can not say something for the grade but I had some spicy moves as short person.” (c) Ann Smolenskaya

Can you tell us more about the ascent and the name of the route?
The route name “Kanatlarim Var Ruhumda” (eng: My Soul has Wings) comes from a famous Turkish pop song. The song is about freedom for women in relationships, it is telling about a girl that doesn’t want to commit only to one connection. Also it’s about finding your own way with all mistakes, failures, happinesses... The song described kind of good the process which I had with this route. I touched this route first time 2 years ago but I never committed 100% to focus on it. In between doing a lot of other climbing, I came back from time to time to the route without too much expectations. Finally my wings carried me up to the chain without too much bad wings :)

How much do you train and climb in a normal week?
I do only rock climbing , 4-5 times a week. I do not train. Sometimes we climb a lot of routes in a day in between 7c-8a (the routes which we climbed before). Try to climb the routes with different beta or skip the rest position and not doing kneebars.
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