La Girafe / by Mayan Smith-Gobat

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The last few days have been great... My life just seems to be getting better and better! We just had some friends turn up at St. Leger, have met some of the local climbers and have been shown one of the new crags. It is this awesome cave with a sick amount of hard routes and projects!

I climbed "La Girafe" an 8a, which was 40m of pure delight! A superb climb, offering a little bit of everything!

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Yesterday I had one of my best climbing days. In the morning I succeeded in sending "Le prince du lactic" 8a+, which I had been trying for a few days, and like the name describes is a true test of resistance. Then in the late afternoon I got inspired by the arrival of a cool breeze and decided to try "Cool Frenesie" a 7c+, and was rewarded by succeeding on my second attempt! 

It was a perfect day, capped off by a swim in the river in the last rays of sun, and a beautiful dinner with friends! I feel privileged to  be surrounded by such beautiful people in such a wonderful place. Merci.