28 February 2024

Molly Thompson-Smith gets an 8A+ and 8A done in North Wales

Molly Thompson-Smith, who was #10 in the Lead World Cup last year, has done two quick ascents of Lou Ferrino sans pocket (8A) and Pilgrim (8A+) in Parisella's Cave.

Can you tell us more about the ascents?
My partner Sam [Pratt] and I actually went to Parisellas for a ‘work day’ to shoot some content for a collaboration. We wanted somewhere sunny and picturesque and the weather looked great in N Wales so we went for it! I’d been once before in 2020 and fallen off the end of Pilgrim & Lou Ferrino so these were the obvious things to try and get done whilst we were there filming.

What about competitions in 2024?
Comp plans for 2024 are probably similar to most others! I’ll do the first WCs in China as prep for the OQS events in May and June. Then we’ll see… After the summer my focus is definitely switching to rock for the foreseeable.
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