Hazel Findlay and Charlie Woodburn Climb E9

© Tim Emmett

Bristol based climber Hazel Findlay has yesterday succeeded on the Dave Birkett E9 Once Upon a Time in the South West.

Hazel's ascent comes just days after the route received it's second ascent at the hands of Charlie Woodburn.

The route is a huge slab to the left of the infamous line of The Walk of Life at Dyer's Lookout in Devon.

More detailed report to follow.

Well done Charlie and Hazel!

Hazel Findlay  © Tim Emmett
Hazel Findlay
© Tim Emmett
Charlie Woodburn climbing in Pembroke  © Rockfax / Mike Robertson
Charlie Woodburn climbing in Pembroke
© Rockfax / Mike Robertson

Charlie Woodburn is sponsored by Beta Climbing Designs and Sterling Rope

Hazel Findlay is sponsored by Wild Country , The North Face and La Sportiva



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29 Jun, 2011
Sheesh. Good effort, Hazel! jcm
29 Jun, 2011
Is this the first female ascent of a route of this grade?
29 Jun, 2011
In this country, surely yes. Abroad, Beth Rodden's thin crack in Yosemite, whose name escapes me, would presumably be at least E9, and possibly there are others. jcm
29 Jun, 2011
Lynn Hill
29 Jun, 2011
Amazing effort!
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