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Two F8a's for Debbie Corbett

© Nick Reyner
Debbie Corbett  © Nick Reyner
Debbie Corbett
© Nick Reyner
Debbie Corbett has climbed two F8a's at Rubicon in the Peak District.

On the 31st of August Debbie Corbett realised a lifetime ambition by redpointing a F8a route. She climbed Hot Fun Closing at Rubicon. The short, fingery route climbs the boulder problem Kudos to a shattered flake then tackles a tricky upper crux and was first climbed by Ben Moon in 1986.

On the 4th of October Debbie moved on to her second F8a with an ascent of The Dangerous Brothers, another bouldery route also at Rubicon. The Dangerous Brothers was first climbed in 1987 by Martin Basher Atkinson.

Debbie now joins the growing number of UK women to tick the magic grade of F8a.


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12 Oct, 2009
Well done Deb's!!! I knew about the 1st one but many congrats on the 2nd....
12 Oct, 2009
Brilliant effort Debs.
12 Oct, 2009
Nice one Debs. UKC - can you stop using F8a as this generally is used to denote Font 8a. 8a means 8a ;-)
12 Oct, 2009
Well done Debbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bloody ace and you deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 Oct, 2009
Hi Graeme, Our house style is to use the UK grade without a prefix - E7 6c. For French grades we use - F6c. And for Font grades we use - Font 6C, although I keep accidentally lapsing in to V grades, as well, they seem easier to understand to me. The reason for not just using French grades without a prefix is to try and avoid confusion between the UK technical grade and a French grade. Someone as experienced as yourself can tell which is which just from the context of a report, but many people can't. This I think has been working quite well for us and we have been doing it for several years. So suck it up! ;-) Jack And congrats to Debbie - good effort!
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