West Coaster Amanada Berezowski has climbed her second 5.14a with a tick of Northern Man at Horne Lake. See her Instagram post about it below.

I thugged it to the top of something today! 😎💯🔝 (language @marcel.aarden taught me 😆) Northern Man (or woman now! 💅🏼🎀) climbs through the first crux of ADATO & heads left to finish on Pushers. It’s my second 5.14a/8b+ …not quite ADATO, but with the season coming to an end & a possible Red River Gorge trip in 2 days 🎉…WELL, I’m glad I got my but up something! …By the way 10 degrees, 90% humidity & 30km winds ain’t no thang! 😉🌧 Thank you to @andrewmostad for the encouragement & perfect belay! • 📷 from @yannicknc when it was still 30 degrees 🔥 #sendage #ropedragandall #keepgoing #tryharder #believe #determined #positivevibes #womenonlead #strongmindstrongbody #strongisbeautiful #womenempowerment #bodyposiclimbing #freeyourmindandclimb #cantstopwontstop #climbing #rockclimbing #sportclimbing #omtownathlete @climbonsquamish @e9clothing @e9canada

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Berezowki’s first 5.14a was back in October of 2016. She climbed Dinosaur Highway, a classic of the grade at Horne Lake. She noted after, “My first 14. This route had a lot of different movement packed into it.

“Two months ago a lot of it felt dynamic, but by the send almost none of it. I really like that the other 13’s at Horne really prepare you for it and then it’s just a little step up.”

She has had a big year on the boulders with climbs of Slow Dance V10 and Soul Singer V9 in Bishop, Zero Zero V10 in Squamish, and Cowboy V9 at Val David.

It seems the rock season in Canada is winding down, but with a few more warm days in the forecast there’s still time to bag that 2017 project.

Watch Berezowski climbing at Horne Lake below by clicking on the clip.


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