Pamela Varco Onsights Lucille Offwidth (5.12+) - USA

by Dougald MacDonald Climbing magazine Jul/2008
This news story has been read 28,285 times

Close this photo
+Lucille Offwidth - from the Climbing.com site, 119 kb Hot on the heels of the recent ascents of Ray's Roof [UKC News Item] in the Peak District, we have news of more off-width action from across the water. Dougald MacDonald reports:

Pamela Pack Varco has onsighted Lucille (5.12+) at Vedauwoo, Wyoming, making the first female ascent and likely fifth or sixth overall ascent of the legendary offwidth and squeeze chimney. Jay Anderson first led Lucille free in 1988 after years of effort; Craig Luebben did the second ascent and the first onsight.

In the last few years Pamela Varco has become perhaps the foremost female practitioner in the blue-collar world of offwidth cracks, despite injuries including a broken back and torn muscles (from offwidthing) that once kept her in bed for two months.

Read the full report on Climbing.com

Photo from George Bell of mountainproject.com

Forums ( Read More... | 27 comments, 04 Jul 2008 )
This news story has been read 28,285 times
Return to News from July 2008
Share this article on Facebook
Share this article on Twitter