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Ambition 8C FA by James Squire

Sunday, 21 June

Ambition 8C FA by James Squire

James Squire has done his second 8C FA at the Biblins Cave, Ambition, Video. The pic is from his first 8C FA and was taken by Mark Davies. Would it be possible…


Dieu Merci 8c+ or 9a FA by Matteo Soule (13)

Saturday, 20 June

Dieu Merci 8c+ or 9a FA by Matteo Soule (13)

Matteo Soule has done the FA of Dieu Merci 8c+ or 9a in Gorges du Tarn, which was a 15 year project tried by many top climbers. The 13-year-old, who previously …


Arrested Development 9a by Owen Whaley (16)

Friday, 19 June

Arrested Development 9a by Owen Whaley (16)

Owen Whaley, who had 8b+ as personal best until three months ago, has done his fist 9a, Arrested Development in Mt Charleston. (c) Chris Weidner Congrats! What …



Jakob Schubert reports on Insta that he during a two day trip to Magic Wood managed to do three 8B+' including a flash of The Never Ending Story. This means the Austrian has flashed two 8B+. Adam Ondra has flashed (3), James Webb (2) and Daniel Woods, Tomoa Narasaki, and Ned Feehally have flashed one each.

When the borders finally opened, I took the first chance to drive to Switzerland despite the really bad weather forecast. I was really motivated and convinced, we’d find some dry spots. 48h later we had successfully climbed everything that was difficult and dry. The place really plays towards my strengths and it feels like the change between indoor training and the rocks really pushes my climbing abilities.”

When it comes to competitions, the 29-year-old could be considered the best male Lead competitor in history. Two times he has won the Lead World Championship and in total 21 World Cups wins including three in Bouldering. In 2011, he won the seven straight World Cups. Outdoors, he has done 30 routes 9a to 9b+ and in Bouldering three 8C's. In other words, overall he should be considered #2 after Adam Ondra. Here is a video that sums up what Jakob did during the lockdown and until the end of May.




Thursday, 18 June

The Never Ending Story 8B+ flash by Jakob Schubert

Jakob Schubert reports on Insta that he during a two day trip to Magic Wood managed to do three 8B+' including a flash of The Never Ending Story. This means the Austrian has flashed two 8B+. Adam Ondra has flashed (3), James Webb (2) and Daniel Woods, Tomoa Narasaki, and Ned Feehally have flashed on…


Mona Lisa integral 9a+ by Jose Luis Palao

Wednesday, 17 June

Mona Lisa integral 9a+ by Jose Luis Palao

Jose Luis Palao has made the FA of the 60 meter super steep Mona Lisa integral 9a+ in Rodellar. Two weeks ago, he did it to the first L1 9a anchor and then he…


Abregenief 8b flash by Max Bertone (13)

Wednesday, 17 June

Abregenief 8b flash by Max Bertone (13)

Max Bertone, who did his first 8c last year, has done his first 8b flash, Abregenief in St Léger. His father Stefano says that the focus right now is onsight an…


Walhalla 8c by Eva Hammelmüller

Wednesday, 17 June

Walhalla 8c by Eva Hammelmüller

Eva Hammelmüller has done her fourth 8c during the last three weeks, Walhalla in Maltatal. During the same three days trip the 20-year-old also did a second go …


Paul Robinson, who recently did his #1 000 boulder 8A and harder, has done his 22nd 8C, Traffic in Coal Creek Bloc. "Traffic is a long boulder that does the crux of Jeremiah and then climbs right into some really small crimps and a hard shoulder move. Then around the corner and finishes on a 7A+. The whole climb is around 20 moves long andis quite pumpy. You can add in 3 more hard moves by starting on jeremiah low which is a hard project and will be a tough line when someone completes it."

Tuesday, 16 June

Traffic 8C by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson, who recently did his #1 000 boulder 8A and harder, has done his 22nd 8C, Traffic in Coal Creek Bloc. "Traffic is a long boulder that does the crux of Jeremiah and then climbs right into some really small crimps and a hard shoulder move. Then around the corner and finishes on a 7A+. Th…