11-year-old Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi climbs F8c
- Thursday 6th August 2020 at 2.20pm
Sept 11th; 2016
Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi, an 11-year old from Kharkiv, Ukraine, has climbed his first F8c.
Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi on Hipnofotofilia F8b+. Video grab from Karma Production (Roman Batsenko).
Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi has been climbing for four year now but made his mark in 2014 when he won the Arco Rock Junior competition aged just 9 – the same year he did his first F8a+.
8a.nu reports that, Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi - climbing with his family - went to Podzamcze in Poland during August and worked and redpointed the short but intense Hipnofotofilia – his first F8b+. Involving bouldery moves on poor holds – typically pockets and crimps – the climbing suited Illya. After sending Hipnofotofilia, Illya went on to repeat Pijane TrójkÄ…ty – his first F8c.
Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi has firmly added his name to the long line of amazingly good young climbers to hit the news in recent time. For more info on Illya including his score card click through to 8a.nu here.
A short video - shot and edited by Karma Production (Roman Batsenko) – of Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi on Hipnofotofilia F8b+ is below…