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8a news also in italian, french, spanish and swedish

The good news is that more guys are helping out with translating, the data base and programming etc. We are always looking for guys who would like to help out in any way. Just send a mail to jens@8a.nu The next big plan is to produce an Application where you can create and check world wide topos directely in your Iphone or Android. Would it not be nice to just turn on the 8a App which give you directions to the closest crag and once there you will get recommendations based on your 8a scorecard profile :)

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Fischhuber and Stöhr again

1. Kilian Fischhuber AUT - Anna Stöhr AUT 2. Sean McColl CAN - Shauna Coxsey GBR 3. Jan Hojer GER - Juliane Wurm GER Profile Interview Complete results This was probably the best World Cup so far this year. The route setters found the perfect level in all three rounds. The final was exceptionally dramatic where Hojer and Wurm were in the lead before the last problem but the pressure was too big and in the end they were the only ones who did not even get bonus on the last problem. In the end, the final result was almost up side down compared to the semifinal.

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Anna Stöhr has already secured the title 2012

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Anna Stöhr has already secured the title 2012

1. Anna Stöhr AUT 396 2. Shauna Coxey GBR 350 3. Akiyo Noguchi JPN 325 4. Mina Markovic SLO 292 Even if Anna Stöhr does not compete in the sixth and last World Cup in Munich and Shauna Coxsey wins, Anna will win the overall title with one point. As Shauna's worst result in 2012 is #4 she will just gain 45 points for a victory. For the runner up position, Akiyo and Mina still have a good chance if they win the last event as their worst result is #11 respectively #12. (c) Heiko Wilhelm

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Euro Youth Cup Bouldering

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Euro Youth Cup Bouldering

93: Domen Škofic (see picture)- Fanny Gibert 95: Joachim Tensing - AnnaLisa De Marco 97: Domenic Burns - Franziska Sterrer Complete results from Grindelwald Last year, Domen was #15 in the Lead WC and he is #6 in the 8a ranking game so he is one of the most promising juniors. The Swedish coach, Nicki Horak, who also saw him winning in Edinburgh some weeks ago says, "Domenic is just amazing to watch. He is just way more technical and stronger than the others. He shows that you do not need to specialize in order to be #1. This is a good message for the youngsters.

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8b MP by Thomas Anquetil (18)

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8b MP by Thomas Anquetil (18)

Thomas Anquetil reports that he has done Delicatessen, a 180m MP 8b max opened by Arnaud Petit and Stéphane Husson in 1992. "This Monday signed the realization of a childhood dream. Delicatessen with my partner was extraordinary!" Thomas is one of the wonder kids who did his first 8b+ when he was 15 years old and being 16 he onsighted an 8b. He has the last year done several 8c's. In the Youth World Champion in 2009, he was #12. More info in his french blog.

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8b (+) by Johan Luhr (51)

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8b (+) by Johan Luhr (51)

Johan Luhr who is famous for having set up more than 1 300 routes over 30 years mainly in Sweden, has done Rhythm n' stealth in Svarttjärn outside Stockholm. It was set up by Scott Mooney as an 8b but Johan who says it is his hardest ever gives it a personal grade of 8b+. "On the last catch I am to tall to stand on the good foot hold and instead I have to just stand on friction on 45 degrees overhang. It sucks. " (c) Said Belhaj

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