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so at least 8a then?

When I was in the Ariege a couple of years back or more, she had a couple of 8a projects in a grotto, short and steep. Pretty sure she ticked the one that finished on the outside and Paul has definitely said she's working towards 8c since then - I'll check tomorrow what's what and report back.

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Emily Allen - Aberration

Since we seem to be adding route names, Lucy was Supercool too (maybe other harder things too, never really promoted herself) and Jules did Predator.

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Why has Emma twyford been labelled various and others been credited with one route? Seems bizarre

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Nice list. I've got rid of the local wads/mega wads distinction since it seemed arbitrary. I've tried to go for the hardest route/s done in the last 5 years as well

Mina L-W, Mecca Extension, Bat Route, 8c
Hazel Findlay, Fish Eye, 8c

Emma Twyford, Unjustified, 8b+/c
Lucy Creamer, Kalea Borroka 8b+
Katy Whittaker, Mecca, 8b+
Karin Magog, El Infierno 8b/+

Michaela Tracey, Ramadan 8b
Shauna Coxsey, 8b (third go)
Lucy Mitchell, Huecool 8b
Jules Littlefair, Predator 8b
Lucinda Whittaker, Austrian Oak 8b
Jenny Woodward, Predator/Huecool 8b
Nat Berry, Satan X, 8b

Naomi Buys, GBH, 8a+
Tanya Meredith, GBH, 8a+
Wendy Coles, Tiroli Valenti, 8a+
Ako Shillitoe, Supercool, 8a+
Dalvinder Sodhi, Soft Option, 8a+
Ruth Smitton, Supercool 8a+
Mia Stacey, Flix Flax, 8a+

Leah Crane, Route 11, 8a
Ruth Jenkins, 8a, unknown
Rebecca Kinghorn, Daniboy, 8a
Katherine Schirrmacher, Powerplant, 8a
Charlotte Garden, Ergometria, 8a
Cherry Bedford, Cidersoak, 8a
Rhoslyn Frugniet, Cidersoak, 8a
Emily Allen, Aberration, 8a
Katy Piddock, Pren Nota, 8a
Lynne Malcolm, Thai Dream, 8a
Sylvia Fitzpatrick, "4 8as, 2014"
Natalie Tanzer, Me Cago en el Amor, 8a
Maddie Cope, Zoolook, 8a
Rachel Slater, Bon Viatge, 8a
Ella Russel, Raindogs, 8a
Rachel Morrison-Elliott, La Perdonavidas, 8a
Charlotte Warner, Pinza time, 8a   

Still unconfirmed?
Julie Pearson, ?
Katy Forrester?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 09:52:55 am by Bonjoy »

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Good list!

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To continue the spirit of top trumps can someone do a list in grade order for wad partnerships (wadnerships?) within last 5 years?

i.e.

Naomi Buys/Jordan Buys, 8a+/9a = 17a+a

Jules/Stu Littlefair, 8b/8c(??) = 16bc


could be some messy ones...

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Couple more to add...

Gill Peet - Toadall Recall
Zoe Ogden - Raindogs

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I didn't realise that the list was for ascents in the last five years - I don't know when Dal did Soft Option (that said, I would be surprised if she hasn't ticked something 8a or above in the last 5 years - I have certainly seen her working enough of them).

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Still unconfirmed?
Julie Pearson, ?
Katy Forrester?

Katy F says she's not done one

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I'm reasonably sure that Dal did the Ashes/50 for 5 linkup in the last five years anyway. I''l leave her on. I'm not going there with wadnerships - the rules are too troublesome.

Mina L-W, Mecca Extension, Bat Route, 8c
Hazel Findlay, Fish Eye, 8c

Emma Twyford, Unjustified, 8b+/c
Lucy Creamer, Kalea Borroka 8b+
Katy Whittaker, Mecca, 8b+
Karin Magog, El Infierno 8b/+

Michaela Tracey, Ramadan 8b
Shauna Coxsey, 8b (third go)
Lucy Mitchell, Huecool 8b
Jules Littlefair, Predator 8b
Lucinda Whittaker, Austrian Oak 8b
Jenny Woodward, Predator/Huecool 8b
Nat Berry, Satan X, 8b

Naomi Buys, GBH, 8a+
Tanya Meredith, GBH, 8a+
Wendy Coles, Tiroli Valenti, 8a+
Ako Shillitoe, Supercool, 8a+
Dalvinder Sodhi, Soft Option, 8a+
Ruth Smitton, Supercool 8a+
Mia Stacey, Flix Flax, 8a+

Leah Crane, Route 11, 8a
Ruth Jenkins, 8a, unknown
Rebecca Kinghorn, Daniboy, 8a
Katherine Schirrmacher, Powerplant, 8a
Charlotte Garden, Ergometria, 8a
Cherry Bedford, Cidersoak, 8a
Rhoslyn Frugniet, Cidersoak, 8a
Emily Allen, Aberration, 8a
Katy Piddock, Pren Nota, 8a
Lynne Malcolm, Thai Dream, 8a
Sylvia Fitzpatrick, "4 8as, 2014"
Natalie Tanzer, Me Cago en el Amor, 8a
Maddie Cope, Zoolook, 8a
Rachel Slater, Bon Viatge, 8a
Ella Russel, Raindogs, 8a
Rachel Morrison-Elliott, La Perdonavidas, 8a
Charlotte Warner, Pinza time, 8a   
Gill Peet, Toadal Recall, 8a
Zoe Ogden, Raindogs, 8a

Still unconfirmed?
Julie Pearson, ?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 09:52:34 am by Bonjoy »

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Cherry has also done Postman Pat 8a+

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Cheers Toby,

A little bird told me that I'd missed off Rae Cowie and Karen Whitehouse as well. Since I've got nothing else to do, and I've watched all the climbing vids on the internet, I thought I'd make a stab of putting these in some sort of graded list as well. This has the advantage of grouping together popular ticks, for those looking to get on this list. Obviously, like all graded lists, this one is 100% accurate and beyond question.

Mina L-W, Mecca Extension, Bat Route, 8c
Hazel Findlay, Fish Eye, 8c

Emma Twyford, Unjustified, 8b+/c
Katy Whittaker, Mecca, 8b+
Lucy Creamer, Kalea Borroka 8b+
Karin Magog, El Infierno 8b/+

Shauna Coxsey, 8b (third go)
Nat Berry, Satan X, 8b
Jules Littlefair, Predator 8b
Jenny Woodward, Predator/Huecool 8b
Lucy Mitchell, Huecool 8b
Lucinda Whittaker, Austrian Oak 8b
Michaela Stacey, Ramadan 8b

Dalvinder Sodhi, Soft Option, 8a+
Ako Shillitoe, Supercool, 8a+
Ruth Smitton, Supercool 8a+
Wendy Coles, Tiroli Valenti, 8a+
Mia Tracey, Flix Flax, 8a+
Cherry Bedford, Postman Pat, 8a+
Naomi Buys, GBH, 8a+
Tanya Meredith, GBH, 8a+

Sylvia Fitzpatrick, "4 8as, 2014"
Maddie Cope, Zoolook, 8a
Zoe Ogden, Raindogs, 8a
Ella Russel, Raindogs, 8a
Rhoslyn Frugniet, Cidersoak, 8a
Emily Allen, Aberration, 8a
Karen Whitehouse, Aberration, 8a
Leah Crane, Route 11, 8a
Ruth Jenkins, 8a, unknown
Rebecca Kinghorn, Daniboy, 8a
Katherine Schirrmacher, Powerplant, 8a
Katy Piddock, Pren Nota, 8a
Raelene Cowie, Call of Nature, 8a
Gill Peet, Toadal Recall, 8a
Lynne Malcolm, Thai Dream, 8a
Charlotte Garden, Ergometria, 8a
Natalie Tanzer, Me Cago en el Amor, 8a
Charlotte Warner, Pinza time, 8a   
Rachel Slater, Bon Viatge, 8a
Rachel Morrison-Elliott, La Perdonavidas, 8a

Still unconfirmed?
Julie Pearson, ?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 09:52:10 am by Bonjoy »

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We're over 40 by now, which is pretty cool. I can think of around 10 people who could easily be on this list, but aren't (mostly youths and indoor wads). This is still a long way short of the 100 mentioned in the original post...

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Why has Emma twyford been labelled various and others been credited with one route? Seems bizarre

Extreme laziness.

And good list maintenance, cheers Stu.

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Still unconfirmed?
Julie Pearson, ?

Just checked her logbook - Watermark at Sella.

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now that's a list, good one Stu

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Nice! According to UKC there are no women climbing hard grades or 'yoof' for that matter  :lol:

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We're over 40 by now, which is pretty cool. I can think of around 10 people who could easily be on this list, but aren't (mostly youths and indoor wads). This is still a long way short of the 100 mentioned in the original post...

I think it's a great list. Loads of female climbers I've never heard of getting out there and doing good things. Not the 100 proposed, but not far off 50 (although I'm sure there are some dark horses lurking) which is impressive.

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Nice! According to UKC there are no women climbing hard grades or 'yoof' for that matter  :lol:

I don't get this comment, what do you mean?

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Cherry has also done Postman Pat 8a+

has she now? Animal!

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Cherry has also done Postman Pat 8a+

has she now? Animal!

and would likely have done tuppence by now if she still lived down there.

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I haven't found any more since last night. I'm going to give any dark horses until midnight to pipe up, and then post the definitive version of this list. If your names not on that version then I don't care what you say, you've not climbed >=8a.

Out of interest, and probably a topic for a different thread, but the equivalent grade for UK blokes is probably 8b+. Anyone fancy compiling the list for men?

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Scratch Ruth Jenkins off - didn't get that 8a ticked in the end,was busy doing up the gite ready to sell and that's still the situation now.

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Ruth less.

 

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