Shauna Coxsey


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Date of birth: 27th January 1993
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 7C
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8a
Notable Partnerships
Ned Feehally
Leah Crane
Social Media

Shauna Coxsey is a British boulderer and one of the strongest female climbers in the UK. She has won two bouldering world cups, firstly in 2016 and then in 2017.

While she was primarily a competition climber in her early career (up to the 2020 Tokyo olympics) she did occasionally climb outside, with highlights such as the first female ascent of New Base Line 8B+ in 2014, making her one of a handful of women to have climbed 8B+ at the time.

Since retiring from competitions and having a child she has switched focus to bouldering outdoors.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/shaunacoxsey

[2] https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WiWRSy1JEgXMpx4aBxA0g

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Date of birth: 27th January 1993
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 7C
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8a
Notable Partnerships
Ned Feehally
Leah Crane
Social Media

Shauna Coxsey is a British boulderer and one of the strongest female climbers in the UK. She has won two bouldering world cups, firstly in 2016 and then in 2017.

While she was primarily a competition climber in her early career (up to the 2020 Tokyo olympics) she did occasionally climb outside, with highlights such as the first female ascent of New Base Line 8B+ in 2014, making her one of a handful of women to have climbed 8B+ at the time.

Since retiring from competitions and having a child she has switched focus to bouldering outdoors.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/shaunacoxsey

[2] https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WiWRSy1JEgXMpx4aBxA0g

Contributors: remus

Lists


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Added at 18:12 on 13 December 2023
Cosmic Wheels (7C)
Added at 17:10 on 27 October 2023
Lou Ferrino (7C+)
Added at 17:11 on 03 November 2023
Forever More SDS (8A+)
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Added at 08:11 on 06 November 2023
Young, Youth and Manhood (8A)
Added at 08:10 on 07 October 2023
Hydro (8B)
Added at 16:10 on 20 October 2023
Thick End ff the Wedge (8A)
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Added at 06:09 on 04 September 2023
Zoo York (8A)
Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2023
Flip Flopera (8B)
Added at 18:12 on 13 December 2023
Hydro (8B)
Added at 10:12 on 16 December 2023
Flip Flopera (8B)
Added at 16:09 on 22 September 2023
Hydro (8B)
Added at 15:07 on 11 July 2023
© Band of Birds
Hitchhiker's Direct SDS (7C+)
Added at 13:07 on 28 July 2023
One Summer in Paradise (8B)
Added at 22:01 on 31 January 2021
New Base Line (8B+)
Added at 22:01 on 31 January 2021
Pilgrim (8A+)
Added at 14:01 on 26 January 2021
Mind Matters (8A+)
Added at 10:01 on 30 January 2021
Riddles in the Park (8A+)
Added at 11:01 on 30 January 2021
Merlin's Beard (8B)
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Added at 06:08 on 12 August 2021
Flip Flopera (8B)
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Added at 15:05 on 30 May 2023
Tourniquet (8A)
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Added at 20:02 on 28 February 2023
Nothin' But Sunshine (8B)
Added at 18:03 on 21 March 2023
Nothin' But Sunshine (8B)
Added at 16:07 on 25 July 2022
The Yorkshireman SDS (7C+)
Added at 13:07 on 28 July 2023

Ascents

27 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2009 Raindogs 8a Lead | worked Mar 2009

Age 16.

Watermark 8a Lead | worked Mar 2009

Presumably Shauna has done something harder than 8a?!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/03/shauna_coxsey_on_form_in_spain-46278

Rock Atrocity 7C Boulder | worked Jun 2009
2010
2011 Pilgrim 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2011

Shauna was 18 at the time. As of 2020, the youngest British woman to climb 8A+?

Probably also the first british woman to climb 8A+? Claire Murphy climbed some which were later downgraded.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/06/shauna_coxsey_climbs_pilgrim_-_v12-62564

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4D6SioHNuE

2012 Zoo York 8A Boulder | worked 16th Jan 2012
Riddles in the Park 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2012
Mind Matters 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2012
In Hell 8A+ Boulder | worked 12th Jul 2012
2013 Nothin' But Sunshine 8B Boulder | worked Jun 2013
A Bigger Belly 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2013
First female ascent.

Today I pulled on the smallest holds I have ever held and tried harder than I have ever tried. I climbed 'Bigger Belly' at Rubicon. I had to figure out a new sequence because the original method wasn't possible for me. Pictures as video coming soon!

2014 New Base Line 8B+ Boulder | worked Jul 2014
First female ascent.

With this ascent Shauna became only the third woman to climb 8B+ after Tomoko Ogawa and Ashima Shiraishi.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/07/shauna_coxsey_climbs_new_base_line_8b+-69038

One Summer in Paradise 8B Boulder | worked Jul 2014
2015
2016 Ropes of Maui 8A+ Boulder | worked 5th Apr 2016
2017 Renegade Master E8 Solo | ground up Nov 2017
Third go.
2018
2019 Merlin's Beard 8B Boulder | worked 21st Sep 2019
2020
2021
2022
2023 Young, Youth and Manhood 8A Boulder | worked 2023
Cosmic Wheels 7C Boulder | flash 2023
Tourniquet 8A Boulder | worked 25th Feb 2023
Flip Flopera 8B Boulder | worked May 2023
Hydro 8B Boulder | worked Jun 2023
Thick End ff the Wedge 8A Boulder | worked 3rd Sep 2023
Forever More SDS 8A+ Boulder | worked 5th Nov 2023
2024 Wild Wild West 8B Boulder | worked 23rd Feb 2024
First female ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Raindogs 8a Lead | worked Mar 2009

Age 16.

Watermark 8a Lead | worked Mar 2009

Presumably Shauna has done something harder than 8a?!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/03/shauna_coxsey_on_form_in_spain-46278

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
New Base Line 8B+ Boulder | worked Jul 2014
First female ascent.

With this ascent Shauna became only the third woman to climb 8B+ after Tomoko Ogawa and Ashima Shiraishi.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/07/shauna_coxsey_climbs_new_base_line_8b+-69038

Nothin' But Sunshine 8B Boulder | worked Jun 2013
A Bigger Belly 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2013
First female ascent.

Today I pulled on the smallest holds I have ever held and tried harder than I have ever tried. I climbed 'Bigger Belly' at Rubicon. I had to figure out a new sequence because the original method wasn't possible for me. Pictures as video coming soon!

One Summer in Paradise 8B Boulder | worked Jul 2014
Merlin's Beard 8B Boulder | worked 21st Sep 2019
Flip Flopera 8B Boulder | worked May 2023
Hydro 8B Boulder | worked Jun 2023
Wild Wild West 8B Boulder | worked 23rd Feb 2024
First female ascent.
Pilgrim 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2011

Shauna was 18 at the time. As of 2020, the youngest British woman to climb 8A+?

Probably also the first british woman to climb 8A+? Claire Murphy climbed some which were later downgraded.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/06/shauna_coxsey_climbs_pilgrim_-_v12-62564

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4D6SioHNuE

Riddles in the Park 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2012
Mind Matters 8A+ Boulder | worked Jun 2012
In Hell 8A+ Boulder | worked 12th Jul 2012
Ropes of Maui 8A+ Boulder | worked 5th Apr 2016
Forever More SDS 8A+ Boulder | worked 5th Nov 2023
Zoo York 8A Boulder | worked 16th Jan 2012
Young, Youth and Manhood 8A Boulder | worked 2023
Tourniquet 8A Boulder | worked 25th Feb 2023
Thick End ff the Wedge 8A Boulder | worked 3rd Sep 2023
The Yorkshireman SDS 7C+ Boulder | worked
Hitchhiker's Direct SDS 7C+ Boulder | worked
Lou Ferrino 7C+ Boulder | repeat
Roof of a Baby Buddha 7C+ Boulder | worked
Rock Atrocity 7C Boulder | worked Jun 2009
Cosmic Wheels 7C Boulder | flash 2023
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Renegade Master E8 Solo | ground up Nov 2017
Third go.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade