Anna Liina Laitinen Sends Southern Smoke (5.14c), RRGAnna Liina Laitinen, 26, redpoints Southern Smoke (5.14c) at the Bob Marley Crag, Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
Anna Liina Laitinen, a 26-year-old climber from Finland, sent Southern Smoke (5.14c) during her first trip to the Red River Gorge, Kentucky this season. The climb was her first of the grade.
“The first time I was on it, it was like [a] slap in the face! I got totally shut down by the slopers, pinches and long powerful moves,” she tells Rock and Ice. But, “The route was so good and fun that I was happy to take that slap!”
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