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Sasha Digulian - "The best female climber in the world"

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Sasha Digulian - "The best female climber in the world"

Dailymail presents a nice interview with Sasha Digulian with truly amazing pictures by Keith Ladzinski / Barcroft Media.

Edelrid innovations at ISPO

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Edelrid innovations at ISPO

Edelrid had the most striking innovations at the ISPO trade show in Munich. Here are som products that 8a will test and which will be available in the market this spring. - 6.9 mm twin rope including a new ultra-light belay device - 19 gram carabiners in their record light quick draw - 9.8 mm rope that gets 10 mm the last seven metres which won the industry award at Friedrichshafen last year. -62 gram "screw"-carabiner that are super user friendly

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Luca Bana and the FA of Extrasistole 9a

Luca Bana did the FA of Extrasistole galoppante (9a) in December 2021. "Outstanding project on the 'heart' sector, bolted in 2010 by Yuri parimbelli and remained unclimbed until now. A mix of big exposure, rock quality and savage moves makes it one of the best hard routes of the area!"

Japan, USA and Slovenia dominated the 2022 WC

Here is the Combined national World Cup ranking in 2022. It was more or less the same ranking in 2021, aside from Japan creating an even bigger gap between themselves and the other countries chasing them. The Czech Republic has dropped in ranking due to the absence of Adam Ondra. Remarkably, Sloveni…

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Kheops assis, 8B+ by Alban Besnier

Alban Besnier has done his econd 8B+, Kheops assis in Fontainebleau. "Best climbing day ever... 3 tries / 20 min after the stand start ! 8b+ for sure

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Third 8b+ by Tito Traversa (11)

Tito Claudio Traversa has done his third 8b+, ParsiSarsi in Tetto di Sarre which is known to be one of the most manufactured crags in Italy.

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Rocklands opens for the boulder season 2013

Justin Lawson reports that Clanwilliam Tourism Association says that Rocklands might be closed for only another month after the big fire. "...people need to stay on the paths and not cut across to Rocklands as they have done previous years. If all obey the rules it will lead to a successful bouldering season in Rocklands again in 2013.

One third still negative to the Olympics

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One third still negative to the Olympics

Based on 1 000+ unique 8a votes to: Climbing as an Olympic sport? The results are almost identical to the (2010) poll. Absolutely - WOW: 42 % (41) Yes, but new format: 12 % (11) I do not care: 13 % (16) Mainly negative impact: 33 % (32) In May, one out of seven candidates (baseball, roller sports, squash, karate and wakeboarding) will be choosen for the Olympics 2020. IFSC runs a succesful campaign on Facebook - Sport Climbing 2020 with 14 000+ fans. Vote - Best Climbing Shoes Vote - Best Crash Pad Vote - Best Climbing Rope

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8B+ FA by Isaac Caldiero

Isaac Caldiero ha opend another hard testpiece, Force of Nature 8B+ in Moe's Valley. During the last year, he has opened eight boulders 8A and harder. "SO Psyched!! By far the hardest piece of stone I've ever climbed, spent so many days trying, lost count. 6 hard V11 moves into a V12 move. Psyche was high, thanks to Laura for being there every try rain or shine!