Lisa Rands Climbs High and Hard

by Mick Ryan Lisa Rands Lisa Rands (age 30) of Bishop, California is well known as a bold climber with ascents of hard grit classics such as End of The Affair (E8), Shine On (E7) and Gaia (E8). She also has a fine pedigree of climbing off-the-deck highball boulder problems over the years. You can check out some of her recent ascents at her website On January 24 this year Lisa made the first female (and fourth overall) ascent of the stunning Bishop testpiece This Side of Paradise (v10), at the Bardini Boulders, first climbed a little over a year ago by Matt Wilder.Wills Young reports: This line (aka The Bardini Arete) gained a reputation as one of the greatest lines in Bishop long before it was finally climbed, and certainly remains one of the boldest and most sustained. The crux, a huge move to a pinch just below the lip, comes with the feet about 20 feet up. Being short, Lisa had to pull her weight up onto her left foot, perched on a knob, high on the steeply overhanging arete, and make an enormous lock-off to the pinch from a very bad right-hand crimp. Above the pinch came a pair of crimps and a moment of contemplation before the mental crux, a bold and punchy dyno to a good jug. But it was still not over, as Lisa needed a steady nerve to gain the slabAlso at the Buttermilk Lisa climbed the high Golden Shower (V10), and she flashed the very high Mesothelioma (V7). News headlinesBrowse 3 months of news No more recent news… February 2007: North Wales Rock Now Available Dave Macleod Climbs Another 8c+ Alpkit Nick at the service of Glyn Jones Ben Nevis Conditions Report Climbing Magazine´s Golden Piton Awards Bangor student gets stuck in Cromlech squeeze Chris McNamara Big Waller and BASE jumper Lisa Rands Climbs High and Hard BMC Alpine Essentials Series 2007 January 2007: Tyler Landman Blazes at Hueco North Wales Rock and Sheffield Adventure Film Forum Update Slovenians win 16th Piolet d?Or Josune Bereziartu has a good weekend Lakes Winter Conditions Recent Accidents in Coire an-t-Sneachda Rescue Team in New Search BMC / MCofS International Winter Meet – Hosts Needed Silvi Fitzpatrick Climbs Her First 8b Accident at the Westway Sports Centre climbing wall Help to save Longstone Edge Cold Wind Heats Up Action On God´s Own Rock Inaugural Birmingham Mountain Film Festival moves nearer Three Peaks Africa: Margherita, Mt.Kenya, Kilimanjaro Bradford Washburn dies at 96 Comment by Adrian Berry on Blind Vision Macleod repeats Blind Vision Seventh Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival The Splat Calculator g = 9.8 m/s^2 Major New Link-Up on Cerro Torre Climbing magazine and Urban Climber Magazine Join Forces South Face of Lhotse in Winter Birmingham Mountain Film Festival – UKC Competition Leo Houlding´s mentor….Sir Chris Bonington? Ice Climbing Ecrins Festival 2007 Sheffield Adventure Film Forum is Back Stunning Recent Inversion Photos in the UKC Photo Gallery Solo in Winter on Piz Badile Fred Nicole Repeats Sharma´s Witness The Fitness Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Need a Landrover British Bouldering Team in Top Gear Tremadog Revival – Can You Help? Petzl Roctrip Kalymnos Video and Report Charlie Fowler´s body found December 2006: Bracey and Bullock climb new mixed route on Point Lachenal, Mt. Blanc du Tacul McAleese and Turner ´The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!´ Rich Simpson retires from climbing Hari Berger killed by ice collapse Online Climbing Shops – Busy Busy Fowler, Boskoff Missing in Tibet Cairngorm fatality Fatality on Mount Hood, Oregon John Redhead – One For the Crow Auction Ken Wilson´s Classic Rock Update Dave Graham third ascent of A Muerte 9a NUMC get naked for EMRT The works at the Works Altitude Illness Registry Established Sharma, Planet Fear Quiz, Kids Climbing The Climbing Works Opens Tomorrow Chris Sharma repeats La Rambla Fr 9a+ Edu Marin repeats La Rambla, 9a+ November 2006 headlines…