Michaela Kiersch nails New Base Line at Magic Wooden, Switzerland


American rock climber Michaela Kiersch has repeated New Base Line, the 8B+ boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

After graduating in Occupational Therapy at the end of April, Michaela Kiersch is touring Europe she is currently in Switzerland’s Magic Wood where she is rapidly amassing an impressive ticklist of some of the forest classics.

Over the last few days the 27-year old made swift work of the 8B’s Steppenwolf and Riverbed, then spent just four sessions repeating Bernd Zangerl’s razor thin New Base Line. Graded 8B+, this is currently Kiersch’s hardest problem to date; previously Kiersch repeated Hailstorm 8B/+ at Ogden, as well as the 8B’s Meadowlark Lemon at Red Rocks, Crown of Aragorn at Hueco Tanks, Green in the face at Castle Rocks.

In September 2021 she proved she was just powerful with a rope with her repeat of Dreamcatcher, Chris Sharma’s highend testpiece at Squamish in Canada.

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