29 November 2023

Marine Thevenet ticks The Call of Silence (8B)

Marine Thevenet has sent The call of silence (8B) in Albarracín. The former lawyer has just started her own business as a sports manager and has more than 100 boulders 8A and beyond under her belt.

Can you tell us about your recent trip?
I went to Albarracin for 3 weeks, and we were really lucky with the weather. I had no expectations other than climbing a lot of things with friends and discovering the new areas Albarracin has to offer (my last trip was 5 years ago and the community opened some new boulders and sectors since then).

I was really happy to send "The call of silence". It was hard mentally because I had a bad split and I didn't know if I could be able to do some good tries with the tape, for the "sending day". The first part of the boulder is really sharp, and then you have the crux move to reach some slopers. Then the end is scary but easier.

I tried it with a friend and we did 2 sessions on it, figuring out the moves. We decided to give some tries at our 3rd session. He climbed first and sent it on the first go of the day !!! The psych was really high, and I did it right after !!! It was a really special moment.

The rest of the trip was really nice too, with a lot of classics, as Zarzaparrilla (8A+), Bindu (8A+) Cosmos (8A) and some new boulders like Llanero solitario (7C+).
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