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  • MoonCypher Pant by MoonCypher Pant
Trad Climbing 13 October 2004 - 11:11:10 Posted by Freak      

Lisa Rands: superwoman of trad climbing!

On Monday the 11th, Lisa Rands got into the history of female trad climbing.
She made a quantum leap to become the first woman to lead a Grit E8. The route? The benchmark classic E8 -†End Of The Affair at Curbar (E8 6c). Awesome.

Lisa almost went for it on Sunday, but didn't feel right. Walking into the crag yesterday the weather was super windy, but the window presented itself and she tied onto the sharp end in the afternoon. Of the ascent itself she said 'I felt more relaxed leading it than I did top roping it!'.

Well, a little bit of† history about this route!
The route was first climbed by gritstone aficionado and technical master Johnny Dawes back in 1986, and marked the end of his most prolific streak of death-defying ascents. For shorter climbers, the holdless rounded arÍte with its huge reaches presents a truly mind-bending proposition. Due to its awesome appearance, The End of the Affair soon became the most sought-after hard-grit line in the Peak and has remained, along with another Dawes testpiece Gaia, probably the most popular line of its grade (if you can call an E8 popular!).

Source: PlanetFear.com & LisaRands.com

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