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Two 8c+ by Ben Spannuth in USA

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Friday, 18 November

Two 8c+ by Ben Spannuth in USA

Ben Spannuth who had a personal best of 8b+ before he went to Spain in august, where he stepped up to 9a, has done two 8c+ in Red River Gorge. He graduated in May and trained harder than ever during the summer which seems to have paid of reaching a new level. The 8c+' he did within 45 minutes and he has also onsighted two 8a+ etc putting him as #7 in the Game.

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Friday, 18 November

8A by Stefanie Mathar again

Stefanie Mathar has done her second 8A, Beefy Gecko in Bishop. Last year she did her first 7C (+) and this year she has already done six 7C+ and two 8A's putting her as #7 in the Game.

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Thursday, 17 November

Hulk 8b+ in Rodellar

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Thursday, 17 November

92 000 Recommended Ascents

Out of the 2 million ascents in the data base some 92 000 have been given the highest quality score, i.e. marked as Recommended. In the advanced search you can find the climbs with the highest number of recommendations. This, in combination with the Tick List, can help you climb the best of the best during your next trip.

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8A by Mirko Caballero (10)

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Thursday, 17 November

8A by Mirko Caballero (10)

Mirko Caballero has had a great trip to Hueco Tanks where he among other things did his first 8A, Schwerer Gustov. "I love bouldering, but started to rope climb as well in 2011. I train in the Gym, but just to get strong. My passion is climbing outdoors meeting new people and climbing with them.

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Thursday, 17 November

8B by Robin Mjelle

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Thursday, 17 November

McColl's bouldering preperation for WC Lead

La Sportiva has the long and detailed Sean McColl report from his 12 days bouldering very successful in Switzerland as preparation for the Lead WC in Kranj.

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8B FA by Stefan Rasmussen (40)

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Thursday, 17 November

8B FA by Stefan Rasmussen (40)

Stefan Rasmussen the man behind almost all hard core bouldering around Västervik has opened Gypsy heart, 8B. "I took a chance, drove one hour and it turned out to be perfect conditions with four degrees. Many youngsters opt for warmer conditions so I mainly climb alone. I have another 20 hard boulders in the area for this winter season." Video (c) Dominik Hadwiger

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Training regime a la Schubert

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Wednesday, 16 November

Training regime a la Schubert

Jakob Schubert who has made a record by winning seven straight WC's in 2011 gives some insight from his training. "If I train for Lead I start in the beginning of January with power training. I go 15 times over seven weeks in the fitness gym. Beside that I also climb and do a special training on crimps, slopers and pinches. In March I train maximum power, so mostly routes where I need a lot of breaks and bouldering. In May I begin the endurance training. Two days a week I climb twice a day (morning bouldering and evening endurance, 70 move boulders). Two days I only do routes and one day only bouldering. So five days a week, in total about 23 hours. Jakob tries to combine this with outdoors and three days ago, as an example, he bouldered in Zillertal where he did four 8A's and four 7C+'s, including two flashes. (c) Ferdinand EliAs Holzkencht

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