New Font 8A in Albarracin for Leah Craneby Jack Geldard and Simon Wadsworth May/2010
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Leah Crane is currently on a year long climbing trip through Europe. In her first month she has bagged the first ascent of a Font 8A problem in the Spanish bouldering venue of Albarracin.
On the left of the boulder is the existing problem Innashakra Font 7C and on the right is Manashakra Font 7B+. Leah ticked both of these problems and has now linked the two together to give a new problem of Fuerte a Muerte, Font 8A.
The problem will be in the new Albarracin guide book coming out in Autumn.
Leah has previously climbed several hard boulder problems including Ben's Roof at Raven Tor in the Peak District (7C+) and several Font 7C's in Font and Switzerland.
“This is my first 8A, it felt harder than Ben's Roof, which is why I gave it this grade. I think the problem suited me well which led to my success. I would be interested to hear other peoples opinions of the problem.” commented Leah on the grade.
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