Kaddi Lehmann is Second Woman to Send V15
Kaddi Lehmann has climbed Kryptos V15 at Basler Jura in Switzerland and has become the second female after Ashima Shiraishi to climb the grade.
“Kryptos is a beautiful line following a very obvious limestone seam,” said Lehmann.
“It is located in a small bouldering area in the Swiss Jura close to Solothurn and was opened by Franz Widmer in 2009.” It was later repeated by Fred Nicole.
“I’m very happy that I could do this boulder. It didn’t feel easy and I think it is for sure the hardest boulder that I have done.”
On March 22, 2016, Ashima Shiraishi made the second ascent of Horizon V15 on Mount Hiei, on the southern island of Kyushu, near Miyazaki, Japan.
Shiraishi became the youngest person to ever climb V15 and also the first female to boulder the grade.
Fellow crusher Daila Ojeda commented on Instagram, “Congrats Kaddi Lehmann for sending this hard core boulder problem Kryptos 8C/V15 at Switzerland. Wow that is inspiring!”
“If there’s something you really wish to do, don’t be scared, just do it." Daniel Jung said this once in a movie. There was something – a boulder that I really wanted to try after my brother @chrlehmanov and @michaelsteimle68 showed it to me. In middle of May 2018 I could climb the boulder Kryptos graded 8c. Motivation, belief and happiness was key. Kryptos is a beautiful line following a very obvious limestone seam. It is located in a small bouldering area in the Swiss Jura close to Solothurn and was opened by Franz Widmer in 2009. I'm very happy that I could do this boulder. It didn't feel easy and I think it is for sure the hardest boulder that I have done. I am very thankful for many things that all came together to make this possible! Thanks to the Leeman brothers and parents, especially one brother who introduced me to climbing – to me it's so much more than just a sport or a physical activity. Thanks to Scott and the whole climbing flat WG family, Fred & Mary, Nalle and Martin Kälble for the 'climbing together happiness', thanks nice guys at the swiss border, thanks Jan Novak for the cool music for all those driving hours, thanks Micha for believing and the nice photos! #blackdiamond #liveclimbrepeat ☺ #overandoutside