Anak Verhoeven writes the Belgium story.
The strong climber has established the first 9a in Belgium.07 June 2020
Few days ago, Anak Verhoeven has send the first ascent of her Belgian project.
She has tried it together with the strong Simon Lorenzi and she has been able to send the whole route pretty quickly. After some days, she has written on her social that the line has finally a name: Kraftio. About the grade, she is proposing 8c+/9a, so it could probably be the first 9th grade in Belgium!
About the name, she says:"I have given the route a name: ‘Kraftio’. When you read it out loud, it sounds like ‘Graftiaux’. Chloé Graftiaux was a Belgian climber who died in the mountains almost 10 years ago. She was 23 years old when she died, which is my age now. The name of this route is an homage to her."
Kraftio: not just some hard moves!