First British woman to climb 7C+, Sharma dominates

Naomi Guy reports that, during a trip to Hueco Tanks, Brit comp winner Claire Murphy climbed 'Flying Marcel' (V10/Font 7c+). This is the first boulder problem of this grade to be climbed by a British woman. Flying Marcel is "a long crimp fest with a dynamic crux at the top." Murphy also climbed numerous other V9s and V8s on her 3 month tour.

Other bouldering news from Stateside is that legend in his own down time, Chris Sharma has done the coveted sit down to Moffat's Camp 4 testpiece, Dominator. Whilst Moffat thanks Roget's Thesaurus for the original name, Sharma feels the extra couple of moves warrant 'Dominated'.

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10 Apr, 2002
Which Astroman though - Potter or Croft's version? M
10 Apr, 2002
Did Potter not do the slippery groove then on the first 'proper' pitch?
10 Apr, 2002
Don't know Tom - I didn't follow the debate too closely. Bishop was split into the PC camp and the DP camp, I do know that. There were lots of words. M
10 Apr, 2002
Awesome Bob. Mick
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