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International

Ernst Climbs Wallstreet

Joanna Ernst has climbed Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet in Frankenjura. As reported on 8a.nu, “Johanna Ernst, who won the Lead Worl Cup 08′ and 09′ being 15 and 16 years old, has done Wallstreet in Frankenjura. It was put up by Wolfgang Gullich in 1987 as
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McColl attempts Ben Moon’s Hubble

What do a space telescope and a rock wall in the Peak District in England have in common? Not only are they both reminiscent of a concave mirror – they are also both called “Hubble”. Well, the rock wall really isn’t, but a route on it is. It is one of the most
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Siegrist on Realization

Jonathan Siegrist went to Europe with a few goals in mind. One of the foremost was to climb the world’s first 9a+ in Céüse, France. As Epic TV reporsts, Siegrist knew from the start that it wouldn’t be easy. Over the course of four weeks he worked the route and
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Great footage of Midtbo on Tabib

Norwegian climber Hannah Midtbø topping out on Talib 8A+/V12. The problem is located in the Norwegian bouldering area of Vingsand, a location notorious for its roof climbs. Talib is no exception, climbing a horizontal roof for much of its length before topping out up a blunt
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Video: Coxsey on New Base Line, V14

Shauna Coxsey became the third woman to climb the bouldering grade of 8B+ (V14) at the beginning of July 2014. Read about Coxsey and the second female to climb the grade, Ashima Shiraishi, here. Coxsey wrote about the video on Facebook: I’ve been reluctant to share the
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Sharma Sends Brick Arch

Chris Sharma, the newest Red Bull athlete, climbs a steep, stone arch under a bridge. Read about Sharma and Stefan Glowacz’s send of the steepest route in the world here. Post by Iñigo Bilbao.
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Nalle Hukkataival on The Bügeleisen

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest boulderers, watch him send The Bugeleisen Sit Start V16. The Finnish bouldering phenom Hukkataival had tried Klem Loskot’s The Bugeleisen Sit Start before his send. About the project he said, “‘It turned out to
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Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos, Greece has become one of the world’s top destinations for sport climbing. The rock is world-class, there are tufas, stalactites, overhanging walls, shallow pockets and even thin slabs. Most routes are around 30 metres, but some are up to five pitches. For more
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Scarred for Life: repeated

Nils Favre has made the first repeat of Scarred for Life 8B+ in Fionnay, Switzerland. The route was first climbed by Dave Graham in 2006.  
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Robinson on FA spree in South Africa

American Paul Robinson has been part of a group of boulderers establishing a new area near Rocklands in South Africa. Robinson reported on 8a.nu that he made 35 first ascents  up to 8C (V15) at the newly developed Three Corners area: “First of all this line was an amazing
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