Mina Leslie-Wujastyk redpoints Mecca Extension F8c
- Tuesday 14th October 2014
News is just breaking that Mina Leslie-Wujastyk redpointed Mecca Extension F8c at Raven Tor today. With her redpoint of Mecca Extension, Mina joins Hazel Findlay (who redpointed Fish Eye F8c at Oliana) and Emma Twyford (who redpointed Unjustified F8b+/c at Malham) as the third British women to climb a route currently graded harder than F8b+.
Mina on the crucial (run-out) final moves of Mecca Extension. Photo Jon Clark
Mina’s previous hardest redpoint was Mecca itself which she did just over two years ago. Mina is well-known for her bouldering prowess and exploits and her ascent of Mecca was very much a step away from her normal thing at that time. Mecca Extension however, extends Mina’s envelop even further given that Mecca Extension is not only another notch up from Mecca but it’s beyond power endurance and into stamina/recovery climbing.
Ethan Walker, himself no stranger to hard redpointing, was holding Mina’s ropes today said “Yeah it was awesome to see! She was solid on it.” Posting a shot of Mina post-send on Instagram Ethan added “Queen of the crag! Buzzing for @minaclimbing after her send of Mecca Extension (8c) today! So psyched I got to hold her ropes and witness a bit of history unfold. Respect!
Happiness is redpointing your project. Photo Ethan Walker
We’re in touch with Mina and hope to bring you more info shortly so watch this space.
Thanks also to both Jon Clark and Ethan Walker for the photos.