Tatanka 2.0 9a/+ by Mathieu Pauwels

Wednesday, 13 October

Mathieu Pauwels, who previously has done four 9a's, has done Tatanka 2.0 9a/+ in Trou Margritte. In total, The Belgian worked it for 40+ sessions, not including some specific shoulder training. (c) Kivik François

"Probably the biggest investment since my first 9a "Punt-X". The challenge was even harder after the breakage of a hold in the "crux". I have never done such a specific, strange and hard move in my life. I took several sessions just to do the new sequence. For me, it's a big challenge! This makes it a benchmark for Belgium in the level and maybe the hardest route in our country now. This is why I propose to review the rating of the route to a small "/ +" or "9a hard" 🤷‍♂️ (that's only my opinion). The next repeaters will confirm or not ... 😌".

What is your winter plans?
The next project starts in three weeks in Margalef, Spain. I want to try the famous variation of FRFM. I have wanted to try First Ley 9a+ for two years but with the Covid, it was not easy to find the moment. Now the appointment is made and I am super impatient, curious to try my project!

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