New Base Line 8B+ by Michaela Kiersch

28 May 2022

Michaela Kiersch reports on Insta that she has done her first 8B+, New Base Line in Magic Woods, in just four sessions. During the last month she has previously sent one 8c+, graduated as a Doctor in hand therapy, been on Petzl Roc trip for two weeks and sent two 8B's. (c) Nina Williams

How can you explain peaking in your climbing right now?
I’ve always had a lot of support for my climbing. Community, friends, and family have been the foundation of my climbing for years. I climb my best when I am happy, and I feel that I’m at a time in my life where everything has fallen into place. Finishing graduate school is one of my greatest accomplishments to date. I think it gave me confidence and momentum that has carried into my recent projects.

I haven’t changed much of my training routine other than having a little more time than before. I think it can be intimidating to try hard boulders. Maybe the difference is that now I’m up to the challenge and have been putting time into figuring out my limits within bouldering.

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