Creamer Becomes First British Woman to Climb E8

Today, 12th November, Lucy Creamer has become the first British Woman to climb E8 with her ascent of Slab & Crack E8 6c at Curbar in the Peak District. Lucy has been in fine form already this autumn with ascents of Top Loader E7 6c & Janus E7 6b already under her belt. Her headpointed ascent of Slab & Crack is an outstanding effort and it´s fantastic to see a British lady break through the E8 barrier.Slab & Crack is a Dawes classic testpiece from 1986 and features sustained, technical climbing in a bold position that is particularly hard for the short (which Lucy is). Her ascent today took place on a near perfect grit conditions day being cold, crisp & clear. Lucy first attempted the headpoint lead yesterday (Sunday) but in far less ideal conditions, taking the fall onto the single RP2 placement. Lucy becomes the 2nd woman to climb E8 after Lisa Rands ascent of Gaia in 2006. Keep an eye here and on Lucy Creamer´s blog for a more detailed report in the near future. Related: Lucy Creamer climbs Toploader E7>> Lucy Creamer is sponsored by Scarpa & Marmot