Shauna Coxsey climbs Fat Lip, 8B

© Shauna Coxsey

Shauna Coxsey has made the third female ascent of Fat Lip (f8B) at Raven Tor (Miller's Dale), in Derbyshire.

The boulder, which climbs like a compression prow, starts from the slot of Cave Problem (f7B+), and then traverses left to finish up Keen Roof (f8A+). It was first climbed by Steve McClure in 2007, and went unrepeated for eight years, before seeing a flurry of ascents in 2015.

Shauna's own ascent of the route came within a single session.

'Managed to piece this one together and get it done in a session', she said on Instagram, 'but it sure wasn't without some effort!'

'It was so nice to try real hard and get mega pumped. A good motivation for me to start doing some more fitness for sure!'

'Mixed emotions that limestone season is here, because I love the lime but I so wasn't done with grit yet'.

The boulder is Shauna's ninth at 8B, and her fourth boulder at 8B or harder this calendar year. In late February, she made ascents of Wild Wild West (f8B) and Pin Y Pon (f8B), as well as a single session ascent of Fotofobia sit (f8B+).

You can read about her La Pedriza trip below:

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Overall 1st place in the 2016 and 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup. Appointed MBE in 2016. Britain's first Sport Climbing athlete in Tokyo 2020.

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16 Apr

How good is that! Can't wait to see what she does on rock this year ahead. Very inspiring. 👍

17 Apr


17 Apr

Impressive, but she didnt go to the top? Surely thats the whole point, to get to the top?

(and back down again, safely)

17 Apr

It's bouldering not alpinism!

She did get to the top of the boulder problem.

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