Log Cabins 8A+ by Sienna Kopf (18)

Thursday, 11 June

Sienna Kopf, #9 in the Youth World's last year, has done her first 8A+, Log Cabins in St. Vrain after projecting it for 4-5 sessions. The picture is from Wake of the Flood.

"Each session I tried to focus on learning something. Placing the heel just right one session, finding just the right place to crimp in the seam another, learning how to keep my core tight on the crux move yet another. The last session before the session I sent I was painstakingly close, reaching the final slap to the sloper at the lip.

It was tricky to manage my skin during this process. The right hand crimp at the end of the boulder problem was very sharp, and pretty much every time I stuck that move, I ended up puncturing the skin on my pointer finger. I quickly learned to pre-tape in order to give myself the best chance of sending!

When I sent the boulder, I felt like I was floating. I executed the moves perfectly and before I knew it I was over the top of the boulder! It honestly felt easy when I did it HA! It was very exciting not only because it was my first of the grade, but also because it convinced me that I can do so much more!"

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