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Michaela Kiersch Tore It Up in Switzerland

In under two weeks, she climbed at least 10 boulders V10 or harder

American climber Michaela Kiersch just took a short bouldering trip to Ticino, Switzerland and climbed a flurry of hard problems in Cresciano and Brione. In under two weeks, she climbed at least two V12’s, six V11’s, two V10’s, and one V9. Here’s her reported trip tick list:

  • Molunk V9
  • Pamplemousse V10
  • Black Pearl V10
  • Fake Pamplemousse V11
  • Entwash V11
  • Frogger V11
  • Teamwork V11
  • La Boule V11
  • Pause Cervelas V11
  • Frank’s Wild Year V12
  • Forever More V12

This isn’t her first successful trip to Switzerland. In Spring 2022, she took a longer trip to Magic Wood, where she sent 16 problems V10 and higher—two V14’s, three V13’s, five V12’s, four V11’s, and two V10’s.

Late last month Kiersch made the third female ascent of La Rambla 5.15a in Siurana, Spain. In Spring 2022, she sent Apex Predator 5.14c in Utah. In Fall 2021 she sent the famous Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish, her hardest redpoint at the time. Two weeks prior she made the first female ascent of Super Tweak 5.14b, America’s first route of the grade, originally climbed by Boone Speed in 1994.