New Font 8A in Albarracin for Leah CraneVideo

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Leah on her new line Fuerte a Muerte 8a/V11  © Simon Wadsworth
Leah on her new line Fuerte a Muerte 8a/V11
© Simon Wadsworth

Leah Crane is currently on a year long climbing trip through Europe. In her first month she has bagged the first ascent of a Font 8A problem in the Spanish bouldering venue of Albarracin.

On the left of the boulder is the existing problem Innashakra Font 7C and on the right is Manashakra Font 7B+. Leah ticked both of these problems and has now linked the two together to give a new problem of Fuerte a Muerte, Font 8A.

The problem will be in the new Albarracin guide book coming out in Autumn.

Leah has previously climbed several hard boulder problems including Ben's Roof at Raven Tor in the Peak District (7C+) and several Font 7C's in Font and Switzerland.

"This is my first 8A, it felt harder than Ben's Roof, which is why I gave it this grade. I think the problem suited me well which led to my success. I would be interested to hear other peoples opinions of the problem." commented Leah on the grade.

VIDEO: Leah Crane climbs Fuerte a Muerte

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I have been climbing for over twenty years ... I first 'touched rock' aged 3 and started to climb frequently from the age of 5. Dave Dicks was my first ever coach & I trained with him twice a week for around...

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10 May, 2010
10 May, 2010
Wow.. she is stroppy! nice climb though..
LOL! She just gets a bit frustrated sometimes. I know Leah quite well and she's only like that with boulder problems. Still funny when a nearby tree, shoe or chalk bag faces her wrath though! ;o)
11 May, 2010
16 May, 2010
She didn't look too delighted when the spinny hold went all wrong for her in the semis of last year's Skymasters either :-) This video is excellent btw.
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