8 November 2023

Kwon Gaeun, age 10, sets another new record with Southern Smoke (8c+)

Kwon Gaeun has set a new standard for youth once again by doing Southern Smoke (8c+) in Red River Gorge (KY). At age 10 years and three months, she becomes the youngest person to climb 8c+. Kwon tried it last year and on this trip she did it on her fourth try. Two year sago she did Ixeia (8b+) which was also a record.
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