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The First Female Ascent of the Golden Ticket Route in Red River Gorge

As a full-time science student at DePaul University in Chicago, climber Michaela Kiersch has a tightly packed schedule between school, coaching, and training. Kiersch does her training and coaching at First Ascent Climbing to prepare for big weekend road trips to Kentucky's Red River Gorge. In Golden Ticket, Kiersch sets her sights on the Golden Ticket route, which is notoriously known as a "man's route" for its big, powerful moves. Watch as Kiersch shatters that stigma, and find more from filmmaker Andy Wickstrom and Just Go Climb.

Filed To: Video / Women’s / Climbing / Kentucky / Rock Climbing