Now then, now then, now then. This week we have for the hearing purposes in your hairy ears to enter the words spoken loud by Lucy Creamer. Lucy is one of the best female climbers the UK has ever produced and dominated in on-sighting trad, headpointing, sport climbing on-sights, redpointing, competitions, and mixed ice climbing.
I might be right in saying that she was the first UK woman to on-sight E7, headpoint E8, redpoint 8b+, flash 8a. Even if she was not the first to do these, the sheer bredth of her achievements at the cutting edge put her in a class of her own, matched then or since by few climbers of any gender. See more on her website.
We talk about the arc of her climbing through her years, what has changed and what has stayed the same. Hope you like it.
I also talk about the Spreadthejamcrack competition. Details here.
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