2014 – Women of Climbing Calendar

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This is a shot of me on Art and Sport, 5.13c, about 9 months after my accident. I think I sent the line a few tries after this photograph by Nathan. Art and Sport is in Ton Sai Bay in Thailand, and is one of the coolest climbs I’ve done. It’s basically a series of boulder problems separated by big rests. It starts up a crack that is probably V2 to a stemming rest, then busts left along some pockets (V3) to a double knee bar bat hang. Once you’re recovered, you do a huge V5 or V6 move to a minijug, then climb a V7 or V8 up a tufa, pop right to some more pockets, and stab upwards to a sloping edge. You can rest there with a full arm thread through a hole, and finish with some V1 moves to the anchors. I am more of an endurance climber, so this route was a special challenge, and super rewarding to complete — especially so soon after being able to walk again.

2014 Women of Climbing Rannveig Aamodt