“If you’re not failing in climbing, you’re not pushing yourself to your full extent.”

Watch 22-year old student and climber, Michaela Kiersch, fail over and over before finally becoming the first woman to successfully climb the 5.14c Golden Ticket route, in Kentucky, USA.

The short film provides an insight into Michaela’s dedication to climbing and her determination to overcome countless dyno fails before realising her goal of ascending the Red River Gorge’s Golden Ticket.

We also get a behind-the-scenes look at the type of climbing training Michaela manages to fit in around her studies (serious grip strength goals!)

Film credits: Andy Wickstrom and Just Go Climb