Stage Divers 8B by Marine Thevenet

Tuesday, 23 June

Marine Thevenet, #7 in the Boulder WC in 2014, reports on Insta that she has done the third ascent of Stage Divers 8B in just four sessions. It was opened by Tony Lamiche in 2005 and (c) Clement Lechaptois got the first repeat last month. Previously, Marine has done some 40 boulders 8A and harder.

"The first session I only did the stand start (7B) and tried to find the holds of the sit start; the 2nd session I tried to keep the position but I was unable to do a single move! In the 3rd session I did All the moves; I did some good links and that was the first time that I thought it could be doable. So the following friday, after work, I managed to climb the boulder during a night session."

How did you train and stay motivated during the lockdown? I rested a lot! And then I did a lot of stretching and smartboarding! I tried to focus on my weakness to take advantage of this period ; It was a little bit hard to put on my climbing shoes again, but after two or three sessions it was ok!

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