Shauna Coxsey becomes the first woman to climb 8B+ in Gritstone with The Boss

Shauna Coxsey is the first woman to crack the 8B+ difficulty level in Gritstone. The strong Brit repeats the 8B+ boulder The Boss in Yarncliffe in the Peak District, which her husband Ned Feehally first climbed in 2020.

Shauna Coxsey draws attention once again by climbing a difficult boulder: Im Peak District she climbs the 8B+ boulder T. This makes the strong Brit not only the first woman to climb this level of difficulty in Gritstone, but also the first athlete to conquer the difficult bouldering problem in Yarncliffe.

The Boss (8B+) had been on my list since Ned made the first ascent. The line is such a gem.

Shauna Coxsey
Shauna Coxsey The Boss
Shauna Coxsey in The Boss (8B+): “The climbing is steep and maximally strong, with some bad holds.” Image: Dave Parry

8B+ to third

The Boss is after Fotofobia Sit La Pedriza is already the second 8B+ boulder that Shauna Coxsey was able to climb this year. In 2014 she cracks along New Base Line Magic Wood has this level of difficulty for the first time. The Brit was also able to repeat several 8B boulders last year, including Fat Lip within a single session

It felt hard. It took me a long time to believe I was strong enough to attempt The Boss.

Shauna Coxsey
The Boss (8B+): Such a difficult boulder in gritstone - no other woman has managed that before Shauna Coxsey. Image: Dave Parry
The Boss (8B+): Such a difficult boulder in gritstone – no other woman has managed that before Shauna Coxsey. Image: Dave Parry

Different style than previous 8B+ Boulder

For Shauna Coxsey, it was difficult to compare The Boss with other 8B+ boulders after the successful ascent, especially since the style was completely different. Nevertheless: "Compared to Fat Lip (8B) in Raven Tor, which is similar in style despite having different rocks, The Boss felt much harder."

Motivated by her difficult climb in the Peak District, Shauna Coxsey is set to tackle even tougher lines later this year - in the UK and abroad.

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Credits: Cover photo Dave Parry

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