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Ain't No Thing But A Chicken Wing, First Ascent - Melissa Strong

Ain't No Thing But A Chicken Wing, First Ascent - Melissa Strong
September 05, 2013 -  Melissa Strong

Bouldering first ascents have been hard for me to come by throughout my climbing career. I have definitely found new rocks and stunning lines but usually I am out with my husband, Adam, or another strong fellow who happens to be waiting their turn for the first ascent. They politely hang back and encourage me for a bit but then it is time for me to step aside and the problem is done. This is how the Brown Frown at Emerald Lake was established by Adam and how Buffalo Solider at Pear...

Punks in the Gym - The First Female Ascent! - Mayan Smith-Gobat

Punks in the Gym - The First Female Ascent! - Mayan Smith-Gobat
November 07, 2012 - 

Punks in the Gym was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich... It was the first 8b+ in the world and still known as a world-class test-piece. Sometimes referred to as the "ultimate examination in climbing" because of the intriguing mixture of power and delicate technique required to climb this route. My first climbing trip ever was to Mt Arapiles - Many of my first memories and climbing lessons occurred and therefore this place will always have a special significance to me. I always used to walk past Punks in the Gym and stare up at the smooth...

 
 
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