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Mayan Gobat-Smith simply put is the worlds strongest female wall climber and one of the most accomplished wall climbers in the world period. She is the personification of commitment, focus and hard work. A unique element of the climbing world is that compared to the arts or other sports women have a stronger place and garnish greater praise with less belittling. This is due to the social renegade roots of climbing but also to the cut and dry ethics of climbing that hold no concession for the sexes. You either climb something or you do not. There is no in-between.