Lisa Rands is no stranger to Hard Grit. Last year she bacame only the second woman ever to lead a Grit E7 (White LInes at Curber; Airlie Anderson was the first with her ascent of Masters Edge at Millstone). Today she made a quantum leap to become the first person to lead a Grit E8. And before anyone even dares to think that it must have been a soft touch, it was End Of The Affair at Curbar (E8 6c). Awesome. Lisa almost went for it yesterday, but didn´t feel right. Walking into the crag today the weather was super windy, but the windo presented itself and she tied onto the sharp end this afternoon. Of the ascent itself she said ´I felt more relaxed leading it than I did top roping it!´.