Claire Murphy sends V11

Brit Claire Murphy has climbed V11 with her repeat of the curiously named 'Sarah sit-start' at Hueco Tanks, according to US powerhouse, Lisa Rands sent the problem 2 days afterwards. The grade roughly translates to Font 8a says Rands, a suggestion backed up by Colorado-based Naomi Guy, when quizzed by planetfear about how the V grade compares to Font grades. No problem has been climbed in the UK of this difficulty by a British woman, and, with Airlie Anderson recently starring on the front cover of a popular magazine bouldering at Bishop, it seems like the US is where it's at for UK women's bouldering.

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