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Hukkataival does Bügeleisen 8B+

Nalle Hukkataival reports on Facebook that he has done the third ascent of Klem Loskot's Bügeleisen 8B+ in Malatal from 2001. Video from the ascent by Dominik Preis. "Just topped out Bügeleisen!!!! YESSSSSS!!! Probably the most epic battle I've ever had with any boulder! Conditions ranged from bad to utter shit and I got sick for several days.. So HAPPY I managed to pull it off at the very last moment!!!!!

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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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Tierra Boulder Battle 2013, live saturday 8pm (GMT+2)

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Tierra Boulder Battle 2013, live saturday 8pm (GMT+2)

Saturday april 13th, the third edition of Tierra Boulder Battle will be held in Klättercentret (Stockholm). This year edition is a ladies only edition, with 6 of the strongest indoor & outdoor climbing competing on problems they'll set. The "after-work" format allow a higher problem difficulty, and ensure a great show ! Make sure to have a look on the live webcast on IFSC.TV This year lineup: Matilda Söderlund SWE, Anja Hodann SWE, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk GBR, Therese Johansen NOR, Alex Puccio USA and Mélissa Le Nevé FRA. More info Here

8B Font flash by James Kassay

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8B Font flash by James Kassay

James Kassay, who was #21 in the last Boulder WC, has flashed Sideways Daze 8B in Fontainebleau. The only other 8B flash in Font was Adam Ondra's Gecko Assis. The hardest flash in the world is Daniel Wood's Entlinge 8B+ which was set up by Fred Nicole as an 8C. To make the story even better, James only warmed up five times on a 6A layback slab and hung some 10 seconds in some crimpers. The night before he had watched two videos but he did not remember, and climbed by intuition and later he found out that his sequence was new, as can be seen here. James will stay in Europe another month doing another three WC's and then go to Rocklands. (c) Eddie Fowke

8B Font flash por James Kassay

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8B Font flash por James Kassay

James Kassay, que ficou em 21º na última Copa do Mundo de Boulder, mandou em flash "Sideways Daze" 8B em Fontainebleau. O único outro 8B em flash em Font foi "Gecko Assis" encadenado por Adam Ondra. A cadena de boulder em flash mais difícil do mundo é de Daniel Wood com "Entlinge" 8B+, que foi criado por Fred Nicole como um 8C. Para tornar a história ainda melhor, James aqueceu apenas 5 vezes em um 6A e ficou cerca de 10 segundos em algumas agarras. Na noite anterior ele havia assistido dois vídeos, mas não se lembrava da movimentação e escalou por intuição. Mais tarde ele descobriu que sua sequencia era nova, como pode ser visto aqui. James vai ficar na Europa mais um mês fazendo mais três etapas da Copa do Mundo e depois vai para Rocklands. (c) Eddie Fowke

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8b+ by Moritz Perwitzschky (13)

Moritz Perwitzschky has done his first 8b+ Speed Baby in Margalef. During the last two weeks he has also done three 8b's. In 2013, he has also done his first 8A boulder traverse.

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8B by Samuel Ometz (17)

Samuel Ometz has done his sixth 8B and harder the last month by General Dissaray 8B in Brione. "Hard. Powerful. So happy to do that one! some of the best moves". The 17 year old has quickly moved to #10 in the ranking game.