21 February 2023

Gado 8b flash and Silver Smile 8a+ OS by Eva Hammelmüller

Eva Hammelmüller has had a great day in Arco where she onsighted Silver smile (8a+) and flashed Shantaram (8a+) and Gado (8b). (c) Felix Mast

Could you tell us more about that great onsight/flash day?
I didn't expect much from yesterday, as I've been ill the last few days and I didn't feel 100% fresh. Yet, trying the routes without much pressure or expectation turned out to work pretty well, and I onsighted one 8a+ and flash another one. Thanks to @paul_lewandowski95 and his perfect beta, I could also flash one 8b, which he sent a few tries and one broken hold later - nearly in the dark.

Do you have your sights set on sending 9a?
I focused a lot on training the past month, so I couldn't check out another 9a - but the day before yesterday I tried 'Pungitopo', a cool 8c+ first ascended by Adam Ondra, and I am really psyched to try this route again!
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