First class British climber. Currently climbing her way round Europe.
21 year old Leah is making a big impact on the UK climbing scene. She has taken on tough routes in the UK and Europe and became the UK’s number one female boulderer by winning the British Bouldering Championship in 2009.
Leah started climbing at 6 years old and at 15 she climbed the grade 7c+ Orion route, Kalymnos, and was placed 3rd in the International Masters Bouldering Competition in 2007.
Some of Leah’s hardest ascents include:
- 7c+: Ben’s Roof - Raven Tor (Miller’s Dale)
- 7c: Doctor Crimp - Chironico
- Bach Block – Brione
- 7b+: Autopilot - Chironico
- Hannibal Lecter – Cresciano.
- F7c+ : Orion – Kalymnos.
- E4 6a: Jetrunner (onsight) – Bamford Edge
- Freeborn Man, DWS flash – Connor Cove
- The Knock – Burbage South
- E5/6 6b: Nosferatu – Burbage South.
In 2010 Berghaus sponsored Leah to travel Europe for a year long climbing trip to raise her skills to a much higher level.
During the trip Leah passed through 10 countries and took in some of the most famous and iconic European climbs to push herself to the limit.
Read the blogs from Leah's Europe trip here.
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