The Shining 8B (A+) by Brooke and Natalia (19)

Sunday, 19 July

Brooke Raboutou and Natalia Grossman have done a very fast team send of The Shining 8B (A+) in RMNP. In the last month 8a ranking game Natalia, in the picture, has only seven male in front of her and Brooke eight.

Brooke: ”Warmed up by learning the beta and did all the moves very fast. First attempt from the bottom I fell near the top and then managed to send on my second go! This climb felt very my style, but still doesn't seem like 8B. PS. Beware of the growing puddle/mini lake."

Natalia: Did the moves somewhat quickly and decided that this boulder was possible. Due to the pond I knew if I wanted to send it had to be soon. My first attempt went well but then after that I fell at the bottom for hours. Finally something clicked and I was on the last holds... but with my feet. I couldn’t make room to match with my hands and after fighting for 30 seconds I fell in the pond. I don’t think I have ever been so frustrated. After letting everything dry I gave it one more go and sent!"

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