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Mayan Smith-Gobat – Punks in the Gym

Punks in the Gym (33/8b+) at Mt. Arapiles has waited 27 years for a first female ascent.  In late 2012, after more than two years of effort, Mayan Smith-Gobat achieved this goal.  This video was shot shortly thereafter.

Note: the ‘birdbath’ that Mayan refers to throughout the video is one of the crux holds on the route with a slightly dubious history…  In the interview for this video, Mayan describes it as a “glue edge, perfectly four fingers, one pad, with a tiny lip at the edge.”

 

Mayan Smith-Gobat – Punks in the Gym

4 Responses to Mayan Smith-Gobat – Punks in the Gym

  1. jacques Oct 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    http://www.climbing.co.za/2013/10/two-more-358cs-ashima-shiraishi/
    Well done and all, but just have a looksee what this 12yo girl did…
    Chikas are getting strong!

  2. Warren G Oct 17, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Do you know there is a 14 year old girl in Montagu climbing 24s?

    • jacques Oct 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

      oja, is it that girl who won the nationals just now? whats her name?

      • Warren G Oct 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

        No, this one came second!

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