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SmithRock.com Kristin Yurdin on White Wedding
Photo courtesy of Ben Moon
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On May 2, 2003 Kristin Yurdin became the first woman to redpoint White Wedding (5.13d).

The reachy climb made 5'2" Kristin deadpoint a number of moves to complete her year long project. Or as she puts it "two ropes, two pairs of shoes and one grigri later..."

Kristin commented that the most difficult part of the climb was the mental aspect of the climb. "There are a lot of moves that I found close to my max. These moves were very low probability unless I was completely focused. I fell in several different places on the route over many redpoint attempts and that was quite frustrating. Some days I questioned the probability of completing all of the difficult moves without falling. About midway up the main wall is the redpoint crux. Most people skip the clip in the middle of the crux which opens up the possibility of thirty foot fall, so you have to be feeling psyched and focused at this point."

 

 

SmithRock.com Kristin Yurdin on White Wedding
Photo courtesy of Ben Moon
Ben Moon/MoonFoto

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