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Interview With Dorothea Karalus

Vertical Life catches up with Dorothea Karalus after her FA of In The Clouds (V12) in the Grampians:

The boulder has two perfect and very obvious starting holds and follows a beautiful line of very small horizontal crimps with a sequence revolving around a tiny crimp and a gaston flake in the end. It is rare that you find such a pure crimp boulder that is not awkward and sharp! With the exception of the first move all the five to six moves are hard and uncompromisingly powerful: I tried various drop-knee variants, but the footholds are just too sparse and bad for that.


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V12 FA By Dorothea Karalus In The Grampians

Dorothea Karalus, writing on her blog about her FA of the stellar looking problem In The Clouds (V12) in the Grampians:

On cloudy days attempts were usually thwarted by rain showers, so we resorted to night sessions. I made slow but steady progress and one dry evening I managed to stick the crux third move from the bottom only to fall going to the gaston! Nervously I rested for a bit, managed to stay calm and did the probably first ascent the same night!
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As noted by B3Bouldering, this is likely one of the hardest FA’s ever done by a woman.

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In the Cloud – Grampians, Australia

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News & Notes Bonus Edition – 4/29/2011

News & Notes Bonus Edition – 4/29/2011

A few bonus News & Notes from Emily Harrington, Dorothea Karalus, Enzo Oddo and more…

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