Omaha Beach 8b+ semi onsight by Solveig Korherr (20)


26 March 2019

Solveig Korherr has done Omaha Beach 8b+ in Red River Gorge on her first try. Some could have called it an onsight as she just found out in the top it shares some seven moves with an 8a+ she just had done. The difficulty of the shared part is around 7a+. It should be mentioned that some guys have recorded both routes as onsight in the 8a data base. (c) Jon Shen "I conservatively took flash for this route but the terminology does not fully represent my experience on this route. Either way, I am really happy and surprised with my performance! Onsighting my hardest redpoint grade has opened my eyes to thinking about climbing without limitations, and what is possible in my future." What is your climbing background and what is next? I have been climbing mainly indoors with my dad since I was six years old. I started competitions when I was nine. I took a break from competitions in 2017 to climb more outdoors. I returned to competitions in fall 2018 where I placed second at German Lead nationals in Darmstadt. I did my first 8b+ Kale Borroka in April 2018. I am rather surprised that I am still so fit after this three month trip in the USA and Mexico. I will return to training in Germany for the spring before future trips this summer where I hope to push my personal best.

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