8B+ for Katie Lamb!
New Base Line in Magic Wood20 September 2021
The second problem of this difficulty for the 24-year-old American boulderer
In addition to Brooke Raboutou, Natalia Grossman, Alex Puccio and Isabelle Faus, in the last couple of years another young star has dominated the American rocks: Katie Lamb!
In summer 2020, Katie began to send one hard boulder after the other and, particularly in Colorado, she has repeatedly climbed several 8Bs!
On July 31 of this year, the level jump in the Upper Chaos of RMNP, with the repetition of the legendary Jade, her first 8B+!
Now her latest achievement, an exploit that still takes her to a very high level among the boulders of Magic Wood!
Visiting the famous Swiss area, Lamb found a target in New Base Line, Bernd Zangerl's famous line now rated 8B+ from the original 8C.
This boulder is certainly one of the most popular in the forest for the girls of the highest level: among its repeaters we find in fact Shauna Coxsey, Alex Puccio, Anna Stohr, Mile Heyden, Linda Sjödin and Marine Thevenet, to which now Katie is added for the seventh female ascent.
A great result that allows Katie to join the club of the few boulderers who have reached this difficulty and which confirms her as another name in the present and future of outdoor bouldering worldwide!