5 January 2023

La ligne claire 8c+ by Eva Hammelmüller

Eva Hammelmüller has done La ligne claire (8c+) in St Léger. In the 8a ranking game, the 22-year-old is #2 counting only five redpoints and five onsights or flashes.

Can you tell us more about your ascent?
After not doing any lead for more than a month, the trip to St. Léger was all about getting back into lead mode. As “la ligne claire” has really cruxy sections with good rests in between, I decided to try this route, hoping that my endurance would be sufficient. 9 tries (and an epic fight) later, I found myself on top of the route - such a beautiful line and a really cool start into 2023!

I focused a lot on projecting last year, so I tried some routes graded 9a but didn‘t succeed in climbing them yet…. thus, I climbed quite a few routes that I can either OS or send in few attempts, but hardly any hard routes.
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