Dave Brown of Hot Aches who was filming Jude's ascent writes,
"Lord Of The Flies at The Cromlech is a route that anyone climbing at that grade would aspire to. A fantastic line in a spectacular location, a full 35/40m (110ft) pitch with a reputation for being quite bold.
Jude is one of the most graceful climbers I have ever seen. The ascent was beautiful, precise, effortless."
You can see more photos and commentory at the Hot Aches blog, click here
Jude has an impressive climbing experience including ascents of Statement of Youth 8a at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales, Serpentine 8a on Taipan Wall, Australia, a fine ascent of The Cad E6 6a at Gogarth, she's also a dab hand at deep water soloing including an ascent of the Vanishing, formerly an E6 at Connor's Cove, Dorset.
You can view Jude's photographic work at her website www.judithspancken.co.uk
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