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by 8a Founder and Editor-in-Chief Jens Larssen including also Analyses, Reviews, Training, Polls and Opinions etc.


Interview with Anak Verhoeven (updated)

Interview with Anak Verhoeven (updated)

Anak Verhoeven is historically speaking one of the best female Lead competition climbers. She made finals in the WC 36 times in a row. In total, she made the po…

The Polish Youth National rock climbing team

The Polish Youth National rock climbing team

Mateusz Haladaj has just been on a trip to Osp/Misja Pec with the Polish Youth National rock climbing team. We asked him if he could tell us how this team is se…

Bike to 8a

“Bike to Eight” is the name of the project created by Grenoble climbers Romain Noulette and Tanguy Topin joined by videographer Thibault Cattelain. Their project? Climb at the crags around Grenoble to tick off mythical routes in 8a grade by reaching the sectors by bike. As the first episode of their…

Complete closure of the ‘Badener Wand' (Battert) in Germany - sign petition!

Complete closure of the ‘Badener Wand' (Battert) in Germany - sign petition!

On the 9th of November 2022 the regional council in Karlsruhe, Germany announced that the crag ‘Badener Wand’ at the ‘Battertfels’ close to Baden-Baden will be …

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9a by Ben Spannuth

Ben Spannuth has done the second ascent of Jonathan Siegrist's Le Rêve, 9a in Arrow Canyon. "The last few months have been about exploring and finding new stuff so I wanted to setup on something I knew was high quality and challenging. This year I'd really like to find something really long and really hard that suites me well and inspires me to go through another bouldering cycle then come back.

Big Island 8C and more for Toru Nakajima

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Big Island 8C and more for Toru Nakajima

On February 22nd in Fontainebleau Japanese wunder-climber Toru Nakajima climbed The Big Island 8C. So far on this trip he has also climbed: Partage 8A+, Fata Morgana 8A+, The Traphouse Short 8B (Flash), Sideways Daze 8B, Satan I Helvet 8B, Elephunk 8B, Gecko assis 8B+, and The Traphouse 8B+. Now it is snowing in Font and all the climbers are hoping things will dry out soon. Photo Toru on Big Island (c) Toru Nakajima.