Monique Forestier goes from strength to strength. After becoming the first Australian woman to climb routes graded 31 and 32 (8b and 8b+), and after becoming a mother, in 2012 Forestier took things one stage further and became the first Australian woman to climb 33 (8c) by repeating Chris Sharma's Fish Eyeat Oliana in Spain.
41-year-old Forestier has now doubled her takings by sending her second 8c, Tiger Cat at Elphinstone in her local Blue Mountains. First climbed by Lee Cossey in January 2013, this climb was notably repeated shortly afterwards by Andrea Hah who in doing so became the second Australian woman to climb 8c.
Forestier repeated the route a fortnight ago, sticking the final crux after more than 30 metres of very intense, crimpy climbing.
Here is the full report from her blog