Michaela Kiersch joins the 8B club with Crown of Aragorn

American climber Michaela Kiersch is on a tear in Hueco Tanks. Over the last few days, she has sent several double-digits (V10 | 7C+ or harder), including her first V13 | 8B, Crown of Aragorn, of which she did the third female ascent (after Ashima Shiraishi and Alex Puccio).

8B Senders Ladies Club

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Very few women have managed to send a problem graded 8B | V13 (and only eight have climbed an 8B+ | V14). This grade of difficulty represents the very cutting edge of female bouldering.