20 Aug Angie Payne First Female 8B
Angie Payne has done in Lower Chaos Canyon, RMNP, The Automator, a boulder graded 8B (V13): it is likely the first female ascent on such difficulty
The Automator was opened by Dave Graham in 2000 and is a power/endurance line on an overhanging bloc.
25 years, born and raised in Cincinnati -Ohio, Angie Payne lives in Boulder – Colorado.
She took part to youth lead competition and now is focused mainly in bouldering.
On 2008 Barbara Zangerl did Magic Wood "Pura Vida" 8A+/B, the most difficult female realisation femminile before Payne’s performance
Video Phillip Schaal on The Automator.
Sources: Kairn UKC-The LowDown