Nice freshly baked 9a by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (16)

Wednesday, 13 October

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi, who did his first 8c at age eleven, has done his third 9a in 2021, Nice freshly baked in Frankenjura. "Slipped a lot of times from the last long move. Might be much easier for taller people who can reach the three-finger pocket leaving the foot on the lower foothold. A really sick climb anyway!"

Illya has been travelling together with his parents, being home-schooled, for several years. Although with a great focus on the outdoors, he was #5 in the Euro Youth Cup in Imst this year.

What is next?
Did the crux moves on "Geocache" (9a+) yesterday, so hope to crush it before we leave for Turkey again. We hope to fly there at the end of the month. Staying there half a winter for sure, cause we have a 3 months visa period. Not really sure what to do afterwards.

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