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8b+ by  Alizée Dufraisse

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8b+ by Alizée Dufraisse

Alizée Dufraisse has done El mon de Sofia 8b+ in Siurana and here is the video. In 2013, she will not do any World Cups and instead focus on hard projects. In Siurana she has previously done three routes 8c+ or harder and now her projects are Broadway 8c+/9a and El Pati 8c+.

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Interview with Anak Verhoeven (updated)

Interview with Anak Verhoeven (updated)

Anak Verhoeven is historically speaking one of the best female Lead competition climbers. She made finals in the WC 36 times in a row. In total, she made the po…

The Polish Youth National rock climbing team

The Polish Youth National rock climbing team

Mateusz Haladaj has just been on a trip to Osp/Misja Pec with the Polish Youth National rock climbing team. We asked him if he could tell us how this team is se…

Bike to 8a

“Bike to Eight” is the name of the project created by Grenoble climbers Romain Noulette and Tanguy Topin joined by videographer Thibault Cattelain. Their project? Climb at the crags around Grenoble to tick off mythical routes in 8a grade by reaching the sectors by bike. As the first episode of their…

Complete closure of the ‘Badener Wand' (Battert) in Germany - sign petition!

Complete closure of the ‘Badener Wand' (Battert) in Germany - sign petition!

On the 9th of November 2022 the regional council in Karlsruhe, Germany announced that the crag ‘Badener Wand’ at the ‘Battertfels’ close to Baden-Baden will be …

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Several climbers have asked us to create a simple mode for adding routes more quickly also using your mobile. Just click "Add Via Mobile" and you will save a lot of time and possible money for adding your ascents directly at the crag.

8C by Rok Klancnik

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8C by Rok Klancnik

Rok Klancnik has done Dave Graham's master piece, From dirt grows the flowers 8C in Chironico, which he put up in 2005. Video from an earlier close call. How much effort did you put in? "I spend quite a long time, not so many tries but took 3 or 4 years. At the start I wasn't sure I could do it, but... Well, I can say good work Dave, and keep up with hard climbs! Some of his lines are really amazing and so is his climbing.