An Examination in Climbing

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Punks in the Gym (32) at Mt. Arapiles has waited 27 years for a first female ascent. In late 2012, after more than two years of effort, Mayan Smith-Gobat achieved this goal. This video was shot shortly thereafter. Note: the 'birdbath' that Mayan refers to throughout the video is one of the crux holds on the route with a slightly dubious history.. In the interview for this video, Mayan describes it as a "glue edge, perfectly four fingers, one pad, with a tiny lip at the edge." Check out for more on Mayan Smith-Gobat.