39-year-old Muriel Sarkany has added her name to a short list of women to climb 5.14d with her repeat of Punt-X in France’s Gorges du Loup last week. Her comments to 8a:
It is a dream which becomes reality! To make one 9a, I dreamed about it and I did not think that it would become true one day. I looked a lot to find this route and as soon as I tried it, I felt that one day I could make it. I did not make all the moves and I couldn’t do three sequences without stopping. The holds are small and the moves are bouldery but it wasn’t morpho for me;-)
Prior to this ascent, Sarkany had won the overall World Cup title five times and repeated routes up to 5.14c. Impressive work!
You can see video of Sean McColl repeating this route here.