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Eiter & Ramonet won the on-sight in Arco

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Eiter & Ramonet won the on-sight in Arco

Both Ramón Julián and Angela Eiter are not new to this position in the Arco Rock Master, reaching the top of the on-sight route ranking by clipping the anchor. Adam Ondra fell really close to the top, more exactly matching hands on the last hold before the big volume, after being the only one to have found a no-hands-rest. Jakob Schubert reached 4 holds lower than Ondra. Amongst women, the Russian Evgenia Malamid fell just under Angela's top and the italian Jenny Lavarda finished 6 holds under her. The bad news is that Sasha Digiulian has decided not to keep competing since her finger injury still hurts although she's been resting the last few days. Read an extended report and the complete results here and watch this evening's afterwork final in the ifsc.tv at 20:30 h. Let's hope the rain stops so that the audience don't need the umbrella's hassle. 1 Angela Eiter AUT Top - 1 Ramón Julián ESP Top 2 Evgenia Malamid RUS 49+ - 2 Adam Ondra CZE 46 3 Jenny Lavarda ITA 43+ - 3 Jakob Schubert AUT 42+

Arco Rock Legends Awards

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Arco Rock Legends Awards

As every year since 2005 and with the occasion of the Arco Rock Master, the jury members coming from specialized magazines and 8a.nu, as the only website, decided during a reunion who the Arco Rock Legends or “the Climbing Oscars” were. The nominees for the La Sportiva Competition Award were Jakob Schubert, Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stöhr. Those for the Salewa Rock Award were Sasha Digiulian, Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Iker Pou and Adam Ondra. The resulting winners were the two female nominees. Apart from that, the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil, given out to those who through their passion , energy and vision have guided and influenced the development of our sport, was this year awarded to Stefan Glowacz. Pic: Ignacio Sandoval Burón. See more pictures from this event here.

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Youth World Champions 2012

93: Momoka Oda JPN - Dmitry Fakiryanov RUS 95: Jessica Pilz AUT - Sebastian Halenke GER 97: Hannah Schubert AUT - Anze Peharc SLO Complete results Austria dominated among the girls as always and by the boys, Slovenia with 2 million inhabitants, got four medals. France did get only three girls in the finals and the best boy was #8. USA and especially Spain did even worse compared to France.

Eiter & Ramón Win the Arco Rock Master 2012

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Eiter & Ramón Win the Arco Rock Master 2012

Ramonet and Angy kept their morning positions in an afterwork final which was finally respected by the rain. This means the 7th Arco Rock Master title for both of them, if we count last year's World Championship. Pics: Ignacio Sandoval Burón. Ramón climbed with absolute security from the begining till the end of a route which had been topped out by the Austrian, Schubert, before. They got untied by the Spaniard's best result in the on-sight route this morning. Third was the Dutch, Jorg Verhoeven, who stepped up a place from this morning's ranking, in a way, thanks to the unexpected slip and fall from Ondra a few holds after the midway rest. Angy Eiter climbed again in a superior style, clipping the anchor for the second time today and, therefore, added a new gold medal to her list of achievements. After her, there was another Austrian in the podium, Schranz, and the Russian, Malamid, who was not among the masters in the beginning but earned her place after the open competition. More bad news among the girls since Alizée Dufraisse asked the belayer to tighten the rope a few meters from the start, due to an injury in one of her wrists. 1 Ramón Julián ESP - 1 Angela Eiter AUT 2 Jakob Schubert AUT - 2 Christine Schranz AUT 3 Jorg Verhoeven NED - 3 Evgenia Malamid RUS

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Ashima (11) flashes The Hatchling 8A

27Crags reports that Ashima Shiraishi has flashed her second 8A in Rocklands, The Hatching 8A. It should be noted that some do not agree with the 8A grade and as an example, Alex Honnold says in his scorecard, "Amazing looking boulder! But definitely not even close to 8A". Having also sent two 8Bs, it is easy to say that the 11 year has the most impressive Tick List in the world, confirming that climbing is totally unique when it comes to age and performances.

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8B+ FA by Boštjan Weingerl

Boštjan Weingerl has made the FA of Nexus 10.0 in Hubelj. Previously, he has done four 8B FAs and repeated two problems at the grade.

Meignan sibblings again

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Meignan sibblings again

This time, little sister Naile Meignan (8) has done her two first 7c+, Made in Mascun in second go and Tragalbadas in Rodellar. Big brother Hugo Meignan (16) has onsighted two 8a+ in meanwhile Thoma (15) has onsighted two 8a's. Their father Lucas gives us the five sibblings climbing background, "Since they were small, we initiated our five children to mountain sports. Their inspiration and that climbing can be practiced intensively and safely at an early age, led us to focus on this sport while continuing occasionally with other mountain sports.Full story from their father

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44 000 members

The 8a community has reached 44,000 members, who have registered 2.3 million ascents. Each day some 1,500 ascents are recorded and this number is increasing all the time. Please feel free to give suggestions for further improvements.