Passport to Honesty 8c by Eva Hammelmüller

Wednesday, 15 July

Eva Hammelmüller, #2 in the Austria Series last week, has done her fifth 8c during the last six weeks, Passport to Honesty in Ötztal. (c) Tobias Lanzanasto

"When I first tried this route, I thought it would take me quite a long time to send it, as the jump felt hard, and climbing in the jumping position felt even harder, not to mention the boulder problem at the top. In my second session, however, I stuck the dyno, and in the third session, I did the whole route! What’s funny is that I never really intended to try this route, but as everything else was wet, I didn’t have much choice - and it turned out to be a pretty good decision!

Yet although rock climbing is very important to me, I kind of missed the excitement of competitions. I didn’t lay my focus on the bouldering competition of the Austrian Summer Series, but the problems suited me well, and I am really happy with my climbing and the result. Most importantly, I enjoyed competing and had so much fun trying hard on cool blocs. Seems like rock climbing is pretty good preparation for comps! ;-)"

It should be mentioned that Eva did beat several high profile boulderer like Petra Klinger in the Austria series and as a matter of a fact, she won both the qually and the semi.

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