9 November 2023

Jessica Pilz does six 8c's in Turkey

Jessica Pilz, the overall Lead Cup winner 2023, has during a week in Turkey done six 8c's in Çitdibi and Öküzini; Kaos (8c), Aaron (8c), Beast Maker (8c), Andreas Blues (8c+), Panic Room (8c) and Catch the rainbow (8c). (c) Fabian Leu

Can you tell us more about this team trip to Turkey?
We are having a good time here in Turkey with the Austria climbing team. It‘s my first time in Turkey. The crags here are amazing with big tufas which we don‘t have back home. The route which took me the most attempts was Andreas Blues (5th go) but my hardest fight was in ‚Beastmaker‘ today. so that‘s my proudest ascent of the trip, we have our last day tomorrow.

You did two 8c's in the last day, right?
I tried two 8c‘s today and did both on my 2nd go. Kaos is a bit softer but has nice moves on crimps mostly. Then I checked out Aaron which is a super long route with a bit of everything like tufas, a big roof, and some knee bars (probably many more if you climb with knee pads). I really enjoyed this one and as it was getting dark I really wanted to send it on my 2nd go :)
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