by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Oct/2008 This news story has been read 27,234 times
Leah Crane has climbed Ben's Roof (Font 7c+/V10) at Raven Tor in the Peak District.
It took Leah a sustained effort over a two week period, including torch/lamp lit sessions after work. This is possibly the 3rd female ascent of Ben's Roof after Lucy Creamer and Siobhan Coughlan. It is thought that V10 is still the hardest grade of boulder problem that has been climbed in Britain by a female climber.
Leah commented after her ascent:
"I'm really pleased to have climbed this grade in the UK, I've recently climbed two Font 7c's in Switzerland, and climbing 7c+ has really made me feel I can achieve even harder. I'm also really pleased I don't have to get back on it, as the knee bar is so painful!"
UKC reported on Leah's recent hard bouldering successes HERE and with videos in a Premier Post.
We might be seeing more hard climbing from Leah in the coming few weeks as she is winging her way to the European Cup, followed by a three week trip to Fontainebleau. Good luck Leah!