Rocklands hit by a fire


Rocklands hit by a fire reports with pictures about fire in Rocklands that might affect future bouldering. "The fire is mostly out, but Rocklands is among the 500 square-km of land that’s been burnt clean. The horizon is clear of smoke and we are now able to start tallying the damage in detail."


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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…


Era Vella, 9a by Reffo Silvio


Era Vella, 9a by Reffo Silvio

Silvio Reffo continues to show great form and has done Era Vella, 9a in Margalef. Pictures and more info in Italian. The high quality route was set up by Chris Sharma and it is almost 40 m and most of it overhangs 45 degrees. "I started to try it two weeks ago. It is very beautiful, no hard moves, but a war with the pump. In this season is very difficult as the temperature made my hands like ice!" The plan is to stay one more month and now move to Santa Linya and Oliana. Then he plans to start training for the WC and to do some hard routes in Italy.