Lisa Rands and Alex Johnson Cranking in Bishopby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Mar/2009
This news story has been read 6,051 times
Lisa recently climbed the V11/12 highball Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Initially graded V12, subsequent ascentionists have thought V11, but as Wills Young says on the Bishop Bouldering Blog:
"The rating is not really the point with a line of this quality: it's one of those rare pieces of climbing that you simply won't find too often. Beginning with funky and disorienting moves on shallow huecos using an overhead heel-hook, it rises up the underside of a huge block on fused golden rock, passing fingery patina to a pumpy finish twenty-five moves in."
Alex Johnson has made a lightning fast ascent of A Maze of Death (V12) climbing the problem in just five tries.
"It was crazy!" said Alex, "It's kind of straight-down crimping. It was the perfect problem for me. Totally my style."
This problem saw its first female ascent at the hands of Alex Puccio in December last year (UKC News).
Watch a video of Paul Robinson climbing A Maze Of Death (V12):
This week's Friday Night Video is something a bit different - a 360° virtual reality film of The Needles... Read more
Something remarkable happened in the Llanberis Pass last week. Eighty women climbers from 24 different countries – Iceland... Read more
Pete Bridgwood of Leek, Staffordshire recently managed 600 solos in a day, undertaking a staggering ten and a half hours of... Read more
Sam Horton has sent in an atmospheric video showcasing some classic bouldering at St Bees in the Lake District. Although the Lake... Read more
All eyes were on Shauna Coxsey in the sixth round of the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Vail, Colorado this weekend.... Read more