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UK Women Who've Recently Climbed >= 8a
June 24, 2015, 12:21:30 pm
Was chatting about this with a few friends the other day, trying to work out if there's more than 100 women in the UK who have climbed 8a recently (say last 5 years or so). I think probably not but I've really got no idea how many women in the UK are climbing around that level.

Off the top of our heads we came up with the following:

Mega wads:
Mina L-W, Mecca at the tor
Hazel Findlay, Fish Eye, spain
Emma Twyford, Various
Shauna Coxsey, Watermark at wildside?
Michealla Tracey?
Karin Magog, stuff in spain?
Lucy Creamer?
Katherine Schirrmacher?

Local wads:
Cherry Bedford, Cidersoak
Wendy Coles, Watermark at Wildside
Rhoslyn Frugniet, Cidersoak

No doubt missing many people out so who can we add to the list?

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Madeleine Cope - Raindogs (and prob plenty others)
Rachel Slater - 8a stuff in Spain
Katie Whittaker - China Crisis 8b+
Kitty Wallace - Daniboy (8a @ age 14?)

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Mia Stacey - Unleashing the Wild Physique (plus a bunch in Europe no doubt)
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 09:53:55 am by Bonjoy »

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Mia did Flix Flax at Terradets this winter (8a+)

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Shauna Coxsey, Watermark at wildside?
Michealla Tracey?
Karin Magog, stuff in spain?
Lucy Creamer?

Shauna, Michaela, Karin, Lucy - yes (I can't be bothered to list routes)

To add, for sure:
Lucy Mitchell
Lynne Malcolm
Jules Littlefair
Jenny Woodwood
Nat Berry
Katy Piddock
Charlotte Garden

Others may be able to confirm/deny:
Dalvinder?
I presume Naomi Buys?
Katy Forrester?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 01:13:11 pm by abarro81 »

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Mary Jenner did Bleed in Hell about 5 years ago; 8a on gear? (or is that a can of worms best left unopened).

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Lucinda Whittaker?

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Kitty Wallace - Daniboy (8a @ age 14?)

Nope - that was 2008. AFAIK she got destroyed by injury not too long after, so prob count her out.

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Lucinda Whittaker?
Yup (the oak amongst others IIRC)

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Others may be able to confirm/deny:
Dalvinder?

Dal mentioned to me yesterday that she had done Soft Option (now gets 8a+) - and I should imagine there are plenty more at least as hard in her tick list.

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I presume Naomi Buys?


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Haydn is actually a bloke, right?

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Quote from: remus
Karin Magog, stuff in spain?
Katherine Schirrmacher?

Ako Shillitoe Supercool in 2012 (similar time to Lucy), think she also did The Bulge but my memory may be duff.

Katherine Schirrmacher powerplant last year plus other 8as I think.

Karin Magog did some 8bs in 2013

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Natalie Tanzer I believe via Facebook... but she now lives in Spain, so not sure if that counts

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Sylvia Fitzpatrick, lots of 8s, ditto the above.

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I think Ruth Smitton falls within the 5yr cut off, and Julie Pearson with something in Spain last year.

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Not done it yet but Sophie Wilmes just started trying statement of youth, I doubt it'll take her very long.

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Rebecca King - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68459

Jo Lucas might have done one by now (she had done 7c a couple of years ago and is now touring europe climbing).

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Top knowledge people! Here's the updated list.

Lets keep it simple and say trad doesn't count (even if it is totally badass).

p.s. mega/local wad distinction is basically arbitrary. Apologies to any mega wads who i've incorrectly labelled as local wads.

Mega wads:
Mina L-W, Mecca at the tor
Hazel Findlay, Fish Eye, spain
Emma Twyford, Various
Shauna Coxsey, Watermark at wildside
Karin Magog, El Infierno
Lucy Creamer, Supercool
Katherine Schirrmacher, Powerplant
Naiomi Buys, Raindogs
Michealla Tracey,?
Nat Berry, ?
Charlotte Garden, ?

Local wads:
Cherry Bedford, Cidersoak
Wendy Coles, Watermark at Wildside
Rhoslyn Frugniet, Cidersoak
Rebecca King, Daniboy
Ako Shillitoe, Supercool
Dalvinder, Soft Option
Lucinda Whittaker, Austrian Oak
Katy Piddock, ?
Lucy Mitchell, ?
Lynne Malcolm, ?
Jules Littlefair, ?
Jenny Woodwood, ?
Natalie Tanzer, ?
Sylvia Fitzpatrick, ?
Julie Pearson, ?
Ruth Smitton?
Jo Lucas?
Katy Forrester?

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Is Ruth Jenkins still working towards 8c?

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Is Ruth Jenkins still working towards 8c?

Yes

*edit to say - sorry lagers, that was a bit brief. I'm bouldering with her brother at Anston tomorrow, I'll see what the latest news is.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 06:57:23 pm by kelvin »

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so at least 8a then?

 

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