WW: Michaela Kiersch

Michaela Kiersch is a 22 year old full-time college student and youth climbing coach from Chicago, IL. With her busy schedule, Michaela finds time to train and week in and week out she makes a 7-hour drive to Kentucky to attempt sending The Golden Ticket. “Part of the thing about The Golden Ticket, this big stigma, is that it’s a guys’ route and I really wanted to challenge that.” Watch her prepare and become the first woman to send Red River Gorge test piece The Golden Ticket (5.14c)! She also recently achieved two more Red Gorge 5.14c’s (Southern Smoke and 50 Words for Pump).

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