French phenom Seb Bouin has been in terrific climbing form lately. Having dispatched his long term project DNA (9c/39) in the Verdon Gorge earlier this year, he's now been more focused on repeating other hard routes. A trip to the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway gave him plenty of hard routes to try, with many unrepeated and extremely difficult Adam Ondra routes located at this crag.
We often lament the fact that sheer representation from females climbing outdoors is not widespread in Aotearoa (compared to overseas) and what a shame that is. We agree that we really enjoy a 'female experience' at the crag and find it has a positive effect on us. Maybe we could (and should) make some effort to be role models and to try to encourage ongoing participation in the outdoor bouldering environment by females? So we thought it would be great to create a women’s bouldering group and organise a day, or days, where we invited some female climbers who were interested to come together at Flock Hill and climb.