Nuthin' but sunshine, 8B, FF(F)A by Shauna Coxsey
by Björn Pohl - UKC Jun/2013
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Shauna Coxsey and Colorado slopers
Björn Pohl - UKC, Jun 2013
© Dave Barrans
By repeating David Graham's 2000-test piece Nuthin' but sunshine at the Lower chaos of the Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, Shauna Coxsey has become one of very few women to have climbed font 8B.
Shauna was there with Alex Puccio and Angela Payne, so the race for who could make the first female (free) ascent was on. Alex had been close before, and according to The Narc, who happened to be there, she was on this occasion as well, but the strong Briton managed to grab the ascent, and Alex will have to wait a bit.
The knee trouble that has been bothering Shauna lately didn't seem to stop her much and who knows, soon the hunt to become the second ever woman, after Tomoko Ogawa, to climb a confirmed 8B+ could be on. Not that grades are at all important...
There is plenty of time though, so maybe that can wait till after the World Cup final in Munich and then the Eurochamps in Eindhoven.
Shauna Coxsey is sponsored by: adidas, Five Ten, Craggy Island
| Forums ( Read More... | 21 comments, 30 Jun 2013 )|
|Actually, I think that the healthy lack of fawning reverence and pedestals for climbing's "athletes" is a good thing which differentiates climbing from the organised "sports" without in any way...|
Robert Durran - 30 Jun 2013
That's probably because "as she told my wife" she doesn't get out often. That's probably due to being an indoor wall athlete. Its great she's getting some good routes in when she can between training etc. As...
Lukem6 - 28 Jun 2013
|I wouldn't interpret lack of posting as a lack of interest. We were talking about this at the wall last night and I think it's amazing but rarely post on news threads unless I have something I want to add.|
Quiddity - 28 Jun 2013
exactly. A truly world class performance but people are hung up on an acronym. Shauna is one of the best athletes the uk has produced, I sometimes wonder whether many people on here actually realise the significance...
Ben Farley - 28 Jun 2013
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