/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: Hazel FIndlay on Once Upon... E9
"It felt really good. I really enjoyed climbing it. The start was a bit of a battle; I was feeling shaky and cold..."
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She doesn't quite say that, but, rather, makes (gallant) reference to a very hard route that happens to be graded under a different system (and kind of implies that other such examples exist). I believe the fact remains that she is the first woman to lead a route GRADED at E9, if that makes sense.
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