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Stranger in a strange land 8A+ and two 8A's by Alex Puccio

Monday, 6 July

Stranger in a strange land 8A+ and two 8A's by Alex Puccio

Alex Puccio has had a great day up at the Hallet in RMNP, doing Stranger in a strange land 8A+ located at 3 700 meter. Since May, the 31-year-old has done 20 bo…


Scarred for life 8A+ by Marine Thevenet

Monday, 6 July

Scarred for life 8A+ by Marine Thevenet

Marine Thevenet, who has done some 40 boulders 8A to 8B, reports on Instathat she has done her probably hardest boulder ever, Scarred for Life 8A+ in Fionnay. …


EDITORIAL

Sunday, 5 July

Route reading and onsight ethics

If you do some route reading before you go for an onsight, your chances for success will improve. Start by looking for places where you can rest. Then try to identify the cruxes. Often they begin like 50 cm above a clip. Look for different solutions that could be used. It is valuable if you can do t…


EDITORIAL

Sunday, 5 July

Four female in the monthly Top-15 boulder ranking

The female is catching up and a good example of this is that currently there are for girls in the Top-15 only bouldering ranking; Natalia Grossman - 8, Brooke Raboutou -12, Alex Puccio - 13 and Katie Lamb - 14. This is by far the highest the female has been ranked in any list since 8a started with s…


Algorithm 9a by Nicholas Milburn

Sunday, 5 July

Algorithm 9a by Nicholas Milburn

Nicholas Milburn has done his second 9a, Algorithm at the Fins, which Jonathan Siegrist put up in 2012. "It took me five weeks to learn how to grab the crux poc…


Sunday, 5 July

90 m 9a (8c+) by Josema Urrestarazu (51)

Josema Urrestarazu has done the fourth ascent of Ekaitz Maiz' 90-meter long Basapiztien Eremua 9a (8c+) in Etxauri. The 51-year-old did his first and only 9a in 2014 and he says he was not in it for the grade but for the height. Sometimes he took 15-meter falls. Last year he did an 8c+ and made the …


Clear Blue Skies 8A flash by Natalia Grossman (19)

Sunday, 5 July

Clear Blue Skies 8A flash by Natalia Grossman (19)

Natalia Grossman, who has done seven 8A+' and harder since May, has done her first 8A flash, Clear Blue Skies in Mt Evans. The 19-year-old is #1 in the 8a month…


White Lightning 9a by Cameron Hörst (19)

Saturday, 4 July

White Lightning 9a by Cameron Hörst (19)

Cameron Hörst, the oldest son to training guru Eric, has done his second 9a, White Lightning in Wild Iris. "The climb is a link up of a 8b+ called “Heart Full o…


EDITORIAL

Saturday, 4 July

New spanish lockdown in part of Catalonia

Segrià, with it's capital Lleida, has been placed under lockdown since this Saturday due to a new Covid-19 outbreak. Lleida is located around one hour north respective south of crags like Santa Linya and Siurana which are outside the Segria county.


Coup d’etat 9a FA by Simon Lorenzi

Friday, 3 July

Coup d’etat 9a FA by Simon Lorenzi

Simon Lorenzi, #14 in the last World Cup 2019, has done the FA of Coup d’etat, which he thinks could be the first 9a in Belgium. The route was bolted by Micha V…