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Michaela Kiersch is a 22-year-old full-time college student, youth climbing coach, and now the first women to send Red River Gorge testpiece The Golden Ticket (5.14c). Here, she shows the focus, dedication, and training it takes to send 5.14c while living seven hours from her project.
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