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Record Streak by Jan Hojer in Rocklands

Jan hojer is setting records in Rocklands, where in the past 9 days he has done 26 boulders 8A and harder. In total, Jan has flashed 4 8A+ problems, and came close on The Power of One 8B, having to drop off to rearrange the pads. In the last Boulder World Cup, the German was #3.

8a+ OS by Sasha Digiulian

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8a+ OS by Sasha Digiulian

Sasha Digiulian has onsighted Encore, 8a+ and flashed L'ami de Tout le Monde, 8b in Céüse. The 20 year old is famous for having done two 9a routes, and she is #5 in the 8a game among the guys. Last year, Sasha finished 2nd in the Bouldering World Championships without any bouldering-specific training, or any previous experience at the event. She also finished 8th in the Lead competition, and won the Combined category. Sasha is planning on starting her University studies in New York City 3 weeks before the upcoming World Championships on September 12th in Paris, and will prepare without specific training again.

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8B+ and report by Graham

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8B+ and report by Graham

Dave Graham who has been one of the leading climbers for 12 straight years, putting up the most hardcore boulder FAs in the world, has done Golden Shadow, 8B+ and more in Rocklands. Check his report on The Island

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8b+ MP by Nina Caprez

Petzl reports that Nina Caprez has done the FFA of the eight pitch Carnet d'adresse, 8b+ in Rocher du Midi. Nina was a succesful competition climber and boulderer until she stopped in 2009, and now she is a contendor for being the best female multi-pitch climber.

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Scorecard Lottery - Free travel to Kalymnos

The North Face have asked us to make a scorecard competition where you can win two airplane tickets and free accommodation to their Festival at Kalymnos 27-30 September. Based on discussions in the forum we will also make it like a lottery where you during July will get one ticket for equalling any personal best you make onsighting, flashing or redpointing a route. The winner will be drawn in the first week of August and we will simply draw a scorecard and if there is a personal best, this person will win. In order to win you also have to have at least 50 ascents recorded and out of which at least 10 during July.

Arco Rock Legends 2012

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Arco Rock Legends 2012

Planetmountain reports the 2012 nominations for the Arco Rock legends. 8a has been invited along with 20 magazines from 14 countries to vote for the Awards. Who do you think 8a should vote for? La Sportiva Competition Award: Kilian Fischhuber, Anna Stöhr and Jakob Schubert (c) Giulio Malfer The Salewa Rock Award: Sasha DiGiulian, Dave Graham, Adam Ondra, Iker Pou and Daniel Woods

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First 8A by Nina Williams

Nina Williams has done her first 8A, The Hatchling in Rocklands. She has also done three 7C+ problems, one of which was a very impressive flash of Teatime.

9a+ by Sharafutdinov

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9a+ by Sharafutdinov

Dimitry Sharafutdinov, boulder world champion in 2007 and 20011 has put on his harness and done Ali-Hulk, 9a and some tries and days later he added the extension making it a 9a+. Baurock reports including picture and this quote from Dima, "Not really suitable route for bouldering climbers. As I tried to rest and recover I can't. But 7 days of working out paid back. I am glad that I gained good endurance but maximal power unfortunately will go down. Who knows those understand...". More info to come!

Jack's broken heart, 8A+ and LEG by Shauna Coxsey

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Jack's broken heart, 8A+ and LEG by Shauna Coxsey

Shauna Coxsey who is #2 in the Boulder World Cup will not be able to compete in the final event in Munich or the World Championship due to a broken leg in Magic Wood. Full report on her blog The day before she did Jack's broken heart, 8A+ and Foxy lady, 8A.