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8B+ and more by Alberto Rocasolano

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8B+ and more by Alberto Rocasolano

Alberto Rocasolano has had a productive last months having done three 8B's and Nacho Sanchez' Zarzafar, 8B+ in Zarzalejo. The 21 year old goes to #7 in the ranking game. The last year he has put up 14 boulders 8A and harder. Spanish blogspot. In uniformicide extension, 8A+ on the picture. "During 2013 I hope to climb as much as possible when I am not studying in the University or working as a Baywatch during summer. I hope to do some more 8B's and also an 8c+ or 9a route and also possible an 8C, ha ha

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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…

The story of Flatanger's pioneers

The story of Flatanger's pioneers

Flatanger is a municipality in Norway with 1 100 inhabitants and also the name of one of the most impressive climbing caves in the world which the locals call, …

Japan adds Lead to their list of team wins.

Janja Garnbret and Luka Potocar both from Slovenia are the overall Lead World Cup winners in 2022. However, the team rankings are as follows: 1. Japan 21 355 2. Slovenia 18 274 3. USA 16 598 4. Germany 9 484 5. Italy 7 947 Complete results

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Dark Horse 4 Championship

1. Daniel Woods - Isabelle Faus 2. Nick Piccarella - Angie Payne 3. Paul Robinson - Meagan Martin 4. Carlo Traversi - Chelsea Rude 5. James Webb - Annalisa Flynn Complete results

Another two 8A's by Mirko Caballero (12)

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Another two 8A's by Mirko Caballero (12)

Mirko Caballero has during the last month done nine boulders 8A and harder. The last weekend, the twelve-year-old did two in Bishop including his first FA, Seven Spanish Angels full SDS in nice winter conditions. "Yes! So sick! Full Sit down start to Seven Spanish Angels. Start low down and right on a large left facing sloper/pinch about two feet off the ground, move straight up several moves on slopers and a pinch then bust a hard move left to the start of SSA. As for the grade, I feel that it is much harder than many 7C+ (V10)'s I've done, so I'm calling it soft 8A (V11). Nevertheless, so psyched for my hardest FA!! Yeee!!

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Terremer, 8C by Dan Beall

Dan Beall has made the fourth ascent of Terremer, 8C in Hueco Tanks which was set up by Fred Nicole as an 8C+ in 2005. It is a link up of an 8A into an 8B (+) and Dan says to DPM that he consider it solid for it's grade based on several 8B+' he has done. There are now around 30 guys who have done 8C but still it does not exist any 8C+ consensus boulders.

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