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Lucy Creamer - F8b+Newsflash

© Chris Doyle
Lucy Creamer on Kalea Borroka (F8b+)  © Chris Doyle
Lucy Creamer on Kalea Borroka (F8b+)
© Chris Doyle
We have had a report that Lucy Creamer has climbed Kalea Borroka (F8b+).

Lucy has been on an extended trip to Spain, climbing lots of hard routes both redpoint and on sight (UKC News).

Lucy had set her sights on a F8b+ at El Pati:

"I'm hoping that after this short trip back to the UK that the weather will still be ok and I'll finally be able to put some time in at El Pati on Kalea Borroka (F8b+), we will see."

We've just had an update from Ben Heason who is out in Spain, via Matt Heason:

Lucy Creamer in Spain  © Tim Glasby
Lucy Creamer in Spain
© Tim Glasby
"Lucy red-pointed her first F8b+, rather lucky as the route seeps and it's rained heaps since she did it..."

As far as we know this is the first F8b+ climbed by a British woman.

This is a preliminary report, we hope to have a full report on this ascent soon. Congratulations to Lucy.

Thanks go to Matt and Ben Heason and to Chris Doyle for the action photo.

Lucy Creamer is sponsored by Marmot, Scarpa and Grivel


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10 Apr, 2009
Impressive! Andy F
10 Apr, 2009
she is catching up to kiwi Mayan Smith -Gobat then... damn the colonials
10 Apr, 2009
I think she also climbed the B*****d at rubicon isn't that meant to be 8c? She definitely did Zeke but I think thats 'only' 8B!
10 Apr, 2009
(This is idle internet speculation, I haven't yet checked these facts!!) I think Ruth climbed Zeke the Freak (now F8a+/b due to breaking holds). I think Lucy's is the first F8b+. I could well be wrong - I usually am. I'll do a proper check for the full news item I'd like to get up next week. Regardless, this is a great effort from Lucy and is super impressive and marks a highpoint of current British women's sport climbing. Go Lucy!! Jack
10 Apr, 2009
This is an awesome effort from Lucy who is obviously on fantastic form at the moment. Great stuff! Kevin
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