Supercool 8a+ for Lucy Mitchell and Ako Shillitoe

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Sep/2012
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35 year old Leeds resident Ako Shillitoe and 19 year old student Lucy Mitchell have both redpointed the classic Gordale Scar sport route of Supercool (8a+).

+Ako Shillitoe at Goredale Scar, Yorkshire, 123 kbAko Shillitoe at Goredale Scar, Yorkshire
© Ako Shillitoe
+Lucy Mitchell at Goredale Scar, Yorkshire, 98 kbLucy Mitchell at Goredale Scar, Yorkshire
© Ako Shillitoe

Japanese climber Ako Shillitoe has been living in the UK for five years, and works at The Depotclimbing centre in Leeds. The route was sent after an early morning start (she had to be at work for 12:00), and the extra effort of getting out of bed saw her clipping the chains.

Lucy Mitchell, who is a member of the Irish climbing team, dispatched the route in around 4 or 5 days of effort.

Supercool is a gently overhanging wall of pristine limestone, technical and continuous, and features a crux that favours the tall, which Lucy and Ako are not!

+Lucy lowering off Supercool after her redpoint - victory!, 41 kbLucy lowering off Supercool after her redpoint - victory!
© Ako Shillitoe
+Ako Shillitoe on the initial section of Supercool, 162 kbAko Shillitoe on the initial section of Supercool
© Ako Shillitoe

Ako Shillitoe is sponsored by Allcord. You can follow her on her blog: gamba-timako.blogspot

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