8c for Demmel, Berthier and Martinez19 August 2021
Martina Demmel, Nolwen Berthier and Itziar Martinez and their summer works.
Is she the “hero” of 2021? Probably yes, Martina Demmel. The story of this girl, a 19 years old German climber who has “just” started to climb and already has ascents until 9a, is one of our favorites ever, She is a real rock lover and she spent almost all her time climbing outdoor. After some months all around the world, she stopped in Entraygues, a historical French crag. Together with Malik Schirawski, she has climbed San Ku Kaï, the famous 8c+ that is an ex 9a. The next steps are to climb in Briancon area and then go home to prepare the last competitions of the year.
Remaining in France, we can find another summer crag called La Saume. Nolwen Berthier has climbed here a great classic 8c route: Idée Fixe. In ten days she has resolved the route, slipping off also in the last meters due to the bad conditions. But after the rain always comes the rainbow, the good conditions come back and Nolwen has sent!
A bit more at west, there is Itziar Martinez who climbs in Rodellar. Right here, she has climbed El Hijo libre, her sixth 8c. What a great ticklist for a 16 years old girl! The next step is the Youth World Championship in Russia.
From athletes’ IG page