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Adam Ondra very close to sending La Dura Dura

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Adam Ondra very close to sending La Dura Dura

Today, Adam Ondra fell on the last move of the last crux on the 50m long La Dura Dura. "He screamed as usual but you could hear he was pleased, excited and very confident. Today was kind of shitty conditions. He dominated Oliana today and for sure he will send it this weekend with better conditions. It was so cool..." says a very impressed fan. If Adam wants to nab the FA, though, he needs to hurry up as Chris Sharma, who bolted the line, has also made nice progress passing the first part... "The bottom is like a series of really specific moves and really fucked up climbing on bullshit holds..." continues the fan. Ondra said that this route is possibly even harder than Change (9b+) and this is his fifth trip dedicated exclusively to La Dura Dura. (c) Bernando Gimenez

9a by Ander Lasagabaster

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9a by Ander Lasagabaster

Ander Lasagabaster has done his first 9a, Il Domani in Baltzola which was put up by Paxi Usobiaga. In this video Ander does Tas-Tas, 8c+/9a in the same cave. (c) Xabi Uribeondo

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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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The best female in the history of climbing

Who have been the leading female during the history of climbing? Who has lead the way forward? Please feel free to edit this preliminary list which hopes to give credit to outstanding female? 1. Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou 2. Lynn Hill 3. Josune Bereziartu 4. Muriel Sarkany 5. Sasha Digiulian 6. Charlotte Durif 7. Ashima Shiraishi 8. Beth Rodden 9. Angela Eiter 10. Liv Sansoz, Catherine Destivelle, Martina Cufar, Maja Vidmar, Anna Stöhr, Isabelle Patissier, Susi Good