Once Upon a Time in the Southwest | E9 Trad climb at Dyers Lookout

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Hazel Findlay
Added at 11:12 on 19 December 2020
Anna Hazlett
Added at 07:10 on 22 October 2021
Anna Hazlett
Added at 09:11 on 15 November 2021
Anna Hazlett
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Added at 19:09 on 27 September 2021
Tom Randall
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Added at 06:10 on 01 October 2021


10 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dave Birkett Lead | worked Nov 2010
Charlie Woodburn Lead | worked 28th Jun 2011
Hazel Findlay Lead | worked Jul 2011
First female ascent.

With this ascent Hazel became the first British woman to climb E9.


[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/07/hazel_findlay_on_once_upon_e9-63019

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUUyI39FOf4

James McHaffie Lead | worked May 2018
Emma Twyford Lead | worked 23rd May 2018
Maddy Cope Lead | worked 24th May 2018
Tom Randall Lead | worked 26th Sep 2021

Fast forward a decade and I accidentally (or was it by necessity?) starting singing Ava Max “Kings & Queens” to myself on Once Up A Time down in Devon. Almost instantly, I just got lost in the words and the movement flow combo. Literally everything just connected together and what (for me) was quite an intimidating climb became ridiculously fun and engaging. I almost wanted the whole thing to never end. [1]


[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVVcwes1-Q/

Anna Hazlett Lead | worked 26th Sep 2021

Anna had very limited experience of trad climbing at the time having only a few weeks under her belt!

The working process was a bit unusual, seeing as it was the first time I was placing the majority of these gear sizes. Having only really placed gear on 5.9s, these micro sizes were completely new to me. [2]


[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUTQwQ_DYVm/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/09/once_upon_a_time_in_the_south_west_e9_6c_by_anna_hazlett_and_tom_randall-72891

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUcTnSkD_TD/

[4] https://latticetraining.com/2021/09/17/climbing-my-first-5-14-anna-hazelnutt-ask-lattice/

[6] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTT2TRhuJQY

[7] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dNWbndhciM

Ian Cooper Lead | worked 22nd Jun 2023

I removed the top peg in the hope of revealing a bomber ballnut placement, but there was just flared mud and bugs.

Nick Dixon Lead | worked 2024