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Daniel Woods has done Fred Nicole's Golden Shadow, 8B+ in Rocklands, "On the first day, fell twice topping out. The next day it went first try. Such nice movement. Finger lock to start, heel toe cam crux, hard swing out, and tension finish." (c) Beau Kahler The 22 year old who has been one of the best boulderers in the world for six years and who is the only one to have flashed an 8B+ (C), has also made the first flash of Tea with Elmarie, 8A+. In the 8a ranking game, Daniel is #2. Check out his FB page for a full nice update, where he also mentions that also Dave Graham and Nalle Hukkataival did Golden Shadow.
Västervik is one of the finest boulder areas in Sweden which has been developed mainly by Stefan Rasmussen. Between 20-23 they invite boulderes for a boulder meet and like last year several celebs like Alex Puccio, Chris Web-Parsons, Anthony Gullsten, Guntram Jörg and Therese Johansen are coming. "All visiting climbers get free topos and help to go to the different bouldering areas and discounts on campings, hostels and cabins." Västervik has received rural support from EU in order to attract more tourists.
Jan hojer has had seven amazing days in Rocklands where he has done 17 boulders 8A and harder including a flash of El Corazon for which he gives a personal grade of 8A+. On his seventh day in a row he flashed Green Mamba 8A+! The first day he only did boulders up to 7C+ and the second day he did Derailed 8B (+), "Unexpectedly fast ascent! I didn't even manage to put up a camera.. A perfect start of this trip. Rocklands are incredible, so many perfect lines"
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