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8A by Sasha Digulian (19)

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8A by Sasha Digulian (19)

Sasha Digiulian has done Sunshine, 8A in Hueco Tanks where she also has done three 7C+ during the last two weeks. Video is coming up. In 2011, Sasha did her first 9a and she was the Combined World Champion.

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"This boulder just suited me very well, and with every session, I felt stronger and stronger on the underclings. 10 sessions this season and around 5 or 6 last season. I think I fell going to the sloper from the bottom almost 30 times before I stuck it on point.""

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8a+ OS's in Laos by Pearson & Ciavaldini

James Pearson reports from a new amazing crag in eastern Laos called Thakhek where he and his girlfriend Caroline Ciavaldini onsighted Big Smile, 8a+. "The main event however is the gigantic roof on the right. 20m of horizontal, gloriously featured Emmental. Huge jugs and slopers, nothing sharp, nothing loose, nothing chipped or glued – this might be the best roof I have climbed in!"

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8B+ by Sam Davis

Sam Davis has after having done 12 8B's made his first 8B+, Esperanza in Hueco Tanks. Blogging pictures

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8b+ by Melissa Le Neve

Melissa Le Neve has done Renegoide, 8b+ in Siurana. "I did it the first day, when I came in Siurana (after many tries in my last trip). It's really not my style but it's nice to change and to be confront in other thing!" In the Boulder WC in 2011, Melissa was #4 and she leads the 8a boulder ranking game.

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8C FA by Paul Robinson

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8C FA by Paul Robinson

27crags reports that Paul Robinson has opened Medowlark Lemon, 8C at Red Rocks which is a 8B sitstart to a previous 8B problem. Paul spent eights days over two years to take it down. "I considered it one of the best lines I have ever climbed on in the entire world. The boulder is super physical, yet really technical. The crux revolves around some really crazy heel hooks on the left arete." More pics at Pauls blog.

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Slovenian news by Jure Franko

Jure Franko is the new editor from Slovenia that will translate global news and also publish local news. He will also give us insight of the small country with only 2 million inhabitants with many top climbers. If you would like to be an editor for your country just email, jens@8a.nu.

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