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The Economist, one of the leading financial magazines in the world, writes about the rapid development and future trends in climbing. 8a is is mentioned and used as source to describe the progress. However, some facts are wrong.
IFSC has put together a provisional competition calender for 2013. There are seven Boulder World Cups scheduled including four in Europe and one in China, USA, Canada. There are also seven events in Lead out of which five are in Europe and one in Russia and Korea. The Lead Euro Championship will take place in Chamonix in mid July and the Boulder Euro Championship will take place in The Netherlands. The World Youth Championship will take place in Canada in mid August. There will also be European Youth Championships but no Youth Cups are in the list. Anybody who knows why there will not be any Euro Youth Cups which has taken place since 1996?
93: Manon Hily FRA - Domen Škofic SLO 95: Jessica Pilz AUT -Loic Timmermans BEL 97: Hannah Schubert AUT Georg Parma AUT Complete results As always, Austria was totally superior especially in the youngest categories. Almost half of the finalists were ranked based on who climbed the fastest. Most coaches seems to be strongly against this rule to not use count back from the quallification.
by 8a Founder and Editor-in-Chief Jens Larssen including also Analyses, Reviews, Training, Polls and Opinions etc.
The 100 m world record is 9.58 and there might be 10 guys running sub 10 seconds every year. How could we relate climbing grades into a fixed measurement understanding how good we are in comparison to 100-meter sprinters? First, we have to consider that climbing is a very new sport with a limited nu…
Climbing has the full interview where Anna Hazelnutt says, "I think the route was actually relatively safe." Impressively, Anna started to trad climb in 2021 and this was her first ever hard trad route. The videos is excellent and it sure does look scary. Actually, twice her placed gear falls out! …
Last summer 2020, by bike and in only two weeks, Belgian climbers Nico Favresse and Seb Berthe climbed the famous Alpine Trilogy (composed of three historical 8b+ multi-pitch routes: Huber’s End of Silence, Des Kaisers neue Kleider established by Stefan Glowacz in the Wilder Kaiser massif in Austria…
Possibly you are close on your project or plan to go on a trip within some weeks? How should you prepare yourself to be in your best shape? In general, the best piece of advice is to just reduce your training volume a bit and make sure you do not get pumped during your sessions. Focus on quality and…
Giuliano Cameroni did the FA of Hazel Grace Sit 8C/+ in June after 38 days. "The full line from the sit. Very obvious start. Took so long to figure out a very tricky heel hook and all the positions needed to stay on the wall. Really hard to give an opinion about the grade because there is a super tr…