Julia Bobak lives on Canada’s West Coast and has been progressing through grades over the past few years.
She announced on social media today that she has climbed her first 5.14a with a send of Motivation at Horne Lake.
Beyond stoked to have put away my fall project, and first of the grade, Motivation (14a) over the weekend! While projecting hard sport climbs always requires some sacrifice, I feel like battling this one through constant illness and injury took a little more out of me than usual, both physically and mentally. Instead of getting psyched on the next project, I'm looking forward to a few weeks on the rest-eat-physio cycle. Gotta get healthy for #redrock2018 😜! And of course special thanks to my favourite partner @marcel.aarden for some truly epic enduro-belays, and also for this rad photo. #climbing #rockclimbing #climblikeagirl #flashfoxy #vanisle #explorebc #optoutside #outdoorwomen #grippedmagazine
On Sendage.com, Bobak noted after, “Really nice 5.13- climbing to a perplexing crux of core tension and technical kneebars.
“And the top was no gimme for me either, as it turned out. I understand why Dino [Dinosaur Highway] is the king line of the wall, but Motivation is pure fun!”
Earlier this year, Bobak ticked a number of other hard Horne Lake routes, including Globetrotters 5.13c, Fast Cat 5.13c and Groovin’ in the Woods 5.13b, and Baby on Board 5.13c in Washington.
As the summer winds down, there’s still a few weeks of prime project-sending days in the forecast. Congrats to Julia for the big send!
Remember that time I fell off the 5.12 top-out of my 5.14 project and in doing so hurt my wrist so badly I couldn't climb for the rest of the weekend? I do, because it just happened on Saturday 😣. Happy to know I can do the route, but worried that it won't go this season as I keep getting weaker… Projecting is an emotional whirlwind. Fingers crossed for cold temps and functional tendons next weekend! #climbing #rockclimbing #womenclimb #climblikeagirl #womenonlead #explorebc #vanisle #grippedmagazine #climbmoja 📷 @yannicknc