Parisella's Cave 8A+ For Shauna Coxsey

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jul/2012
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British Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey has recently climbed another V12/Font 8A+ boulder problem with an ascent of In Hell in Parisella's Cave, Llandudno, Wales.

Shauna Coxsey in the British Bouldering Championships 2012
© Ian Burton / Image Impossible

Shauna Coxsey stretching for the title as well as the finishing hold on problem 3 of the 2012 BBCs, 221 kb
Shauna Coxsey stretching for the title as well as the finishing hold on problem 3 of the 2012 BBCs
© Keith Sharples
In Hell is a low start to the classic V9 problem Rock Atrocity, which was reportedly named by Chris Plant at his horror at the drilled pocket holds that the line follows.

The In Hell start was first climbed by Mark Katz and adds a considerable amount of hard moves to an already difficult problem.

Shauna described the Parisella's Cave on her blog:

"Any of you who have ever been to Parisella's Cave will be totally aware of the lack of beauty, the insanely polished rock, the lovely stench of  goat poop and the hard crazy moves it has to offer. The cave is definitely not for every one but it stays dry and that is definitely a plus since it very rarely stops raining at the moment. And at least its outside, although the climbing style can feel very much like indoors, definitely good training though."

  • You can read Shauna's own write-up of her ascent on her blog.

Shauna recently defended her title as British Bouldering Champion, competing against other top UK boulderers and also American climber Alex Puccio in the recent British Bouldering Championships held at the cancelled Cliffhanger event in Sheffield.

Here is a video of Shauna in action at the BBC event:

Shauna Coxsey is sponsored by Five Ten

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