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Michaela Kiersch & The Golden Ticket (5.14c)

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On November 13, 2016 Michaela Kiersch redpointed the Golden Ticket (5.14c) at the Chocolate Factory, Red River Gorge, Kentucky for its first known
female ascent. This is her story.

Read more about her ascent here,
and check out Rock and Ice  issue 240 to read a “Snapshot” mini-profile on Michaela Kiersch.

A short film by Andy Wickstron (@andywickstrom) and Just Go Climb (@justgoclimb). Watch online at www.goldenticketmovie.com.