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8b+ 2nd go by Matilda Söderlund (19)

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Wednesday, 14 December

8b+ 2nd go by Matilda Söderlund (19)

Matilda Söderlund who started the week by flashing two 8b's in Santa Linya, did today Rollito Sharma, 8b+ 2nd go. The best possible explanation for t herecent dramatic progress of the tall, 174 cm, is that she has been climbing full time since she finished high school in June and in September she trained with guru David Macia for a month. Tomorrow is her last day in Santa Linya and then New Year at Railay. In 2012 she hopes to do more World Cups and return to Spain. (c) Jonas Paulsson

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8B by Gu and Pringle in Font

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Wednesday, 14 December

8B by Gu and Pringle in Font

Guntram Jörg did today Ubik assis, 8B in Fontainebleau, (c) Baboonmaster, and so did Ethan Pringle: "Jump all the way from pinch to the top on the stand 3rd go but had to do it an easier way coming from the sit. Such a nice wall with really fun moves and sick holds. One day! AO would most def flash.

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Tuesday, 13 December

8a La Sportiva Christmas Gift

Order your La Sportiva T-shirt in the webshop for Euro 19 including world wide freight. Everyone who has helped us out spellchecking the database etc gets one for free.

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Two 8b flashes by Matilda Söderlund (19)

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Tuesday, 13 December

Two 8b flashes by Matilda Söderlund (19)

Matilda Söderlund who was #2 in the last Euro Youth Cup has flashed two 8b's in Santa Linya, Ruta del sol and Santa Linya. It is Hannah Midtbö who gave the excellent beta. This autumn she was #3 in the Swedish Championships competing with the guys. Matilda has previously onsighted four 7c+' and two 8a's in Spain. She lives in Stockholm where almost all routes are the opposite of being long and overhanging like in Spain.

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Tuesday, 13 December

The 8C+ boulder list

Here are all the boulders for which 8C+ have been mentioned. 1. Gioia by Christian Core (8C), Adam Ondra 2. Shadowplay by John Gaskins (8C) 3. The Story of 2 Worlds, Dave Graham (8C) 4. Terremer, Fred Nicole 5. Anam Cara, Bernd Zangerl 6. Memento, Bernd Zangerl 7. Tonino '78, Mauro Calibani 8. Bokassa's Frigde - Assassin Monkey and Man, Toni Lamprecht 9. Hydrangea, Dai Koyamada The Game, Daniel Woods Lucid dreaming, Paul Robinson Entlinge, Fred Nicole

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8B by Niccolò Ceria (18)

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Tuesday, 13 December

8B by Niccolò Ceria (18)

Niccolo Ceria has done Vecchio Leone, 8B in Brione. "A symbol of bouldering for me. Thanks to Gabri for the day." Interview with the rising star who did The never ending story, 8B+ when he was 17 years old. On the picture he does Total Eclipse, 8A+.

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Tuesday, 13 December

La Sportiva

http://www.lasportiva.com/magazine/?p=1691&lang=en

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Monday, 12 December

8B+ by Daniel Beall

Daniel Beall has done his first 8B+, Direct North in Buttermilks. "Grades are a mystery to me, but I think this climb is probably on the soft side of 8B+. Sent by headlamp, and my camera doesn't do well in low light. : Here's video of my second to last go."

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Monday, 12 December

Matteo Gambaro (37) at his peak

Gambaro Matteo has onsighted yet another 8a+, Lupo de lupis in Grotti. The 37 year old has been climbing since he was 22 but this year is his best ever. "Climbing is my life and I want progress too!! 2012 is the end of the world and I must arrive at 9a and 8b OS. I am not old!"

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