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Tuesday, 7 December

Boulder session female drean partner?

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Dai Koyamada sums up Ticino

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Tuesday, 7 December

Dai Koyamada sums up Ticino

Dai Koyamada is back home in Japan after spending 40 days around Ticino, Switzerland. In his blog he reports he did 22 boulders 8A and harder. Only one of these, Big Paw, 8C (B+), has been reported on 8a. The 35-year-old comments that it is harder to create headlines nowadays: boulders below 8B+ and sports routes below 9a are no longer newsworthy. Dai also says it rained half the days. (c) Ikuko Serata

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Tuesday, 7 December

New 16-pitch 8b in Venezuela

RockandIce reports that Stefan Glowacz and Holger Heuber have made the FA of Behind the rainbow, 8b at the La Proa wall in the Roraima Tepuis, Venezuela. Glowacz was a succesful competition climber when it all began. He has won the Arco Rock Master three times.

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Monday, 6 December

V11 FA para Rafael Passos

Rafael Passos realizou a primeira ascensão do boulder Bonito por Natureza, em Cocalzinho, e comenta que "... depois que descobri a saída mais de baixo tive que refaze-lo, agora a galera tem q aceitar isso tb...". No caso, o boulder País Tropical, um V8 que ele abriu, saindo de baixo era o Bonito por Natureza, um V10 que agora foi para V11.

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Monday, 6 December

Performing under pressure?

Based on 614 unique votes; Performing under pressure? 11 %: Performing best alone 25 %: performing best with a friend 49 %: Performing best with friends 15 %: Performing best with a crowd

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Monday, 6 December

8a "hidden" features

8a may be more user friendly than you think. Here are some "hidden" features that you may enjoy...:-) * Friends - Stay updated on your "friends'" latest ascents * Tried - Keep track of climbs you almost did * Tick List - Print out the most popular/best climbs on a crag * Search & Add - Register popular ascents faster * Trend Rating - Modern crags % ascents, recorded last 12 years Any other thing(s) about the site you would like explained?

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EDITORIAL

Sunday, 5 December

Boulder session dream partner?

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Saturday, 4 December

As melhores fotos de Novembro

Baseado nos votos recebidos pelos usuários do 8a, as fotos de novembro são as mais bem votadas de todos os tempos. Entre elas, uma do Flavio Castagnari escalando a via Na Sika, 9a na Falésia dos Olhos, fotografado pelo Pardal. Aproveite.

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8B+ again by Paul Robinson

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Saturday, 4 December

8B+ again by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson has done the first repeat of Nalle Hukkataival's Ninja Skills, 8B+ in Sobrio. "One of the best in Ticino. Vid coming soon!" During the last month, the 23-year-old has done four 8B+. Here is his blog with interesting thoughts on grading and also the full story of the ascent in arctic conditions with 12 cm snow.

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Saturday, 4 December

Third 8B by Niccolò Ceria (17)

Niccolo Ceria has done La Proue, 8B in Cresciano. The 17-year-old is #6 in the Junior ranking game. But in a month he will be #2 after Adam Ondra, as the other guys now ahead of him will no longer be juniors.

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