/ NEWS: Adder crack, 5.13 R FA by Hazel Findlay
You can read all about it on her blog, but here is the short version.
The thin crack, or seam really, was cleaned by Joshua...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67473
Great name, adder crack!
She was mostly raised in Warrington. Bristol for university, and possibly still based there. "Lake District's finest" might mean she was born there. Not sure.
Great stuff, cool route name!
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Are you sure that "Lake District's finest" isn't her climbing partner "Pete".
Hazel was little more than a baby when I knew the family and her mother was a Deputy Head of a school near Yarm in North Yorkshire and I think they had moved up there from Bristol. I recall that somewhere near Mold was their next location. It seems quite a few places can stake a claim!
> Are you sure that "Lake District's finest" isn't her climbing partner "Pete".
UKC seem to have taken the text string "Lake District's finest" from a caption beneath a photo on Hazel's blog. The photos are not very clear and I can't see what's going on or who it is in the photo, but I'm pretty sure it's not Hazel.
I've met her and I am pretty sure she said she was, to all intents and purposes, "from" Warrington. Or had spent at least a large chunk of her childhood/adolescence there.
Anyway this is too much of a digression!
It's a grand achievement and also an interesting back story to the route and figuring out how to protect it etc.
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