Just a few days after her ascent of Rock Atrocity (UKC News) in Parisella's Cave, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has ticked Jerry's Roof (V9).
Jerry's Roof is a classic powerful roof problem on the Cromlech Boulders in the Llanberis Pass. It was first climbed by Jerry Moffat in the late 1980's, and takes a central line of glassy holds straight through the large cave/roof 3m from the Llanberis Pass road.
Mina's ascent of the classic boulder problem is the first by a woman according to Ray Wood in his report on the DMM Website;
"Finally the uber-classic Jerry's Roof in the Llanberis Pass has had a female ascent (if anyone knows different we'd like to hear)."
The crux is a long move to a three-finger dish/pocket, which is known to be easier for tall people. Ray Wood commented;
"It took Sheffield based Mina Leslie-Wujastyk four or five sessions to get it dialled. She found the hardest part was controlling the body swing once she'd made what for her was a dynamic snatch for the pocket. Being short definitely makes this move harder."
Mina placed 5th in the 2008 British Bouldering Championships, and has previously climbed several V9 boulders and the classic Raven Tor problem Ben's Roof (V10/Font 7C+).
- You can read a report with action photo on the DMM Website