Four 9a's by Sasha Lehmann

Tuesday, 9 June

Sasha Lehmann, who won one World Cup last year, comes out from the lockdown in very good shape having done four 9a's in May; Massala Tea in Rawyl, Jungfraumarathon and Alpenbitter as well as the FA of Schwarz Mönch in Gimmelwald. "To me it means a lot to free one of the projects in Gimmelwald. „Schwarz Mönch“ is the logical extension of „Renardo Rules“ 8c and follows a blue stripe through the massive overhang. It‘s maybe a little harder than the 9a‘s „Jungfraumarathon“ and „Alpenbitter“ next to it."

How was that possible almost directly after the lockdown and what is next? I was in very good shape after the training at the beginning of the year. Luckily I could keep the power with some training at home and in Switzerland we were pretty soon allowed to climb outdoors again. I just didn't change climbing partners to avoid unnecessary contacts and traveled by car. At the moment it's time for some training again since the weather is not that good. In summer I'll prepare for possible competitions at the end of the year. The planning depends on the decisions of the IFSC. But I think there will be time for some days on the rock as well and we've got still a lot of good projects in Switzerland ;)

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