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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 3rd April Search:
Hazel Findlay recently climbed her second route at the E9 grade with an ascent of Chicama (E9 6c) at Treardurr Bay on Anglesey, North Wales.

Hazel made history back in 2011 by becoming the first (and currently only) woman to climb an E9 with an ascent of the Dave Birkett test-piece Once Upon a Time in the South West.

Add to this her sport achievements (8b+ redpoint / 8a onsight) and perhaps most impressively her big wall achievements (free climbing El Capitan - twice) and it is plain to see that Hazel Findlay is leading the charge in adventurous route climbing.

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New Product: Lowe Alpine Launches New Online Presence
Lowe Alpine Web site, 5 kbLowe Alpine's investment in its future continues with the launch of a new website, which went live in early March. The result of nine months of development, the website is designed to be as intuitive as possible for consumers with product information never more than one click away.
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Photo of the Week
Early morning on the Kuffner, 36 kb
"Early morning on the Kuffner" © kathryn
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The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 8,100 new messages last week. Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. Some of the busiest of the 1000+ topics this week included:
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The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was Tim Chappell.
Petzl Sirocco, 41 kb

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Photos
Telescope Tunnel claims another victim!, 4 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 158,500 images from UKClimbing users, with 405 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,870 votes, and the top voter was Mark Collins.

Congratulations to Mr. K, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
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