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Thursday, 9 December

Quality 8b by Eva López (39)

Eva López has done Marroncita, 8b in Oliana which could be one of the best hard routes in the world since 19 out of 20 have given it 3 stars. Dave Graham, "Wow. super fun! Joder! one of the all time BEST routes." It was put up by Chris Sharma and it is 35 meters long.

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Thursday, 9 December

Rope session female dream partner?

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Thursday, 9 December

Is Dab (touching Spotter/Pad) ok?

Based on 1,165 unique votes; Is Dab (touching Spotter/Pad) ok? 42 %: Never = No ascent 30 %: Depends on how much 26 %: The climber decides 02 %: Not above 8A

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Boulder flash slaughter by Brad Weaver

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Thursday, 9 December

Boulder flash slaughter by Brad Weaver

During the last week Brad Weaver has flashed Tequila Sunrise, 8A+ plus four other 7C+ and harder boulders in Hueco Tanks. Pretty amazing since his personal redpoint best was 8A+ -- until yesterday when he did Crown of Aragorn, 8B. Before 2009 Brad mainly climbed routes, where he has done four 8c+'s. He says, "I've dedicated a year to bouldering now. Working my weaknesses, power boulder problems on pinches. I've been primarily trying to climb on those types of problems and it seems to be working out nicely. "I try to climb open hand as much as possible and it feels like it helps a lot. I have one more year of school to complete next year, but I would love to visit Colorado and Hueco again. Maybe Font and Switzerland after I graduate from college???" Blogspot

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Thursday, 9 December

Upload your videos in the scorecard

Jan De Smithas uploaded some very nice videos of him doing hard and nice boulders. The same goes for the progress the last year for the 36-year-old.

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Wednesday, 8 December

8A by Becca O'Brien

B3bouldering reports that Becca OBbrien has done her first 8A, The Gusher at Ute Pass in Colorado. Based on the 8a scorecard and media, around ten women have done 8A in 2010. In total, around 25 women have climbed that grade.

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Wednesday, 8 December

E Pringle in Yangshuo: awesome routes/soft grades

Ethan Pringle has done nearly all the hardest routes in Yangshuo, China. Including Spicy Noodle, 8c+ and a flash of Sea of Tranquility, 8b (+). He calls most of them "amazing, 5-star, best limestone or awesome." He also says most of them are soft, and has suggested a number of personal grades. In his blog he gives the story about the chipped 8c.

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EDITORIAL

Wednesday, 8 December

IFSC Bouldering Youth Cups: a good idea?

Debate/Jens: You are allowed to participate in bouldering World Cups once you are 15 years old. And Adam Ondra, David Lama and Gabri Moroni took podium positions in their senior Boulder debuts. They did that the year after they competed in the youngest category in the European Youth Cup. Apparently, IFSC have said bouldering is dangerous for youngsters up to 19 years old. But 15-year-olds are allowed to compete in the Boulder World Cup? I bet a European Youth Cup in bouldering would be a great success. Do you agree? Should we have IFSC Boulder Youth Cups where youngsters above 15 (or 13) could compete and have fun?

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Wednesday, 8 December

Two 8c+ by Pirmin Bertle

Pirmin Bertle has confirmed two 8c+ at Kalymnos, Inshallah and Gora Guta Gutarak which Adam Ondra onsighted last year and gave 8c. "Five weeks of fucked up conditions and then, on the last day, wind from the north. And suddenly everything felt different :)… Two 8c+ on the very same day!!!"

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Open de escalada em Tubarão, SC

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Tuesday, 7 December

Open de escalada em Tubarão, SC

Eliseu Frechou reporta em seu blog que nos dias 11 e 12 de dezembro acontecerá uma competição aberta de boulder e um festival de slackline, na cidade de Tubarão, Santa Catarina. Mais informações com Leandro Campos no telefone (48) 9955-4141.

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