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Chipping again in Chironico

Some months ago we reported about some boulders having been chipped in Chironico which made some locals patrol the area for some days and nights. Now it has happend again in the Schattental sector and if anybody has seen any strange things please send us a mail. Some locals will check the area and we will come back with more information tonight.

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Jo Nesbø’s (62) road to 8a

Jo Nesbø’s (62) road to 8a

Jo Nesbø, a global bestselling crime writer, who has sold 50+ million books in 50+ languages, has done Elephant (8a) at Railay. (c) Hanna Jordan "I'm not going …

8c by David Bermudez (13)

8c by David Bermudez (13)

David Bermudez Carbonell, who started climbing two and a half years ago at age eleven, has done El calvario del sicario (8c) in Cuenca, in just ten tries. We sp…

Slashface 8B by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio, runner-up in the World Championship in 2014, has done 250+ boulders 8A and up, which is a female record. In the video she sends the classic Slashface (8B) in Hueco Tanks (TX).

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Jungle Speed 9a by Geir Söderin

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Jungle Speed 9a by Geir Söderin

Geir Söderin has after an 18 day long battle done his first 9a, Jungle Speed in Siurana. "You can say what you want about grades but sometimes they can be extremely important :) Check his blog in Swedish. Geir's continuous progress is something that can motivate and inspire other guys who did not reach the "wonderkid" categorisation. In 2006, he did his first 8b being 20 years old and then he has progressed one grade every two years. Geir has been climbing since he was 3 years old and always been #1 for his age in Sweden. What is your advice for continuous long term progress? The most important thing is to continue to push you out of the comfort zone. This is of course something that is not easy follow and some more practical advice is to boulder more. For me the best training is through indoor bouldering. 18 months ago, I set my 9a goal. Last summer I tried some 9a's and this spring I have spent a month here trying different ones. Hopefully I can do one more as I plan to stay around in my car another month.

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Anthony Gullsten (21)

Andy is a sympathetic world class climber, he had an amazing time bouldering in Austria. He did most of the classics in Maltatal, in just 6 days. For me as local climber, it was impressive seeing such talent hitting the perfect Maltatal Gneiss. Here his impressive tick list: Wrestling with an Alligator 8B Marmelade variante Moser 8A Orgasmatron 8A Charlie Chaplin 7C Pluto auf der Jagd 8A+ Don’t Touch ME 7B+ Gneisbeißer sit 8A Blackjack 8A+ Petting with an Alligartor 8A+ Imperator 8A Dominik Preis - News Admin