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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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Watch Siegrist Climb Realization

Jonathan Siegrist has sent Realization in Ceüse, France, the route that became popular after Chris Sharma made the historic first ascent. Siegrist wrote about Realization on his blog, read about it here. After five weeks of projecting the climb, Siegrist made the eighth ascent on
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Tom Randall’s new 5.14+ crack

Tom Randall has sent  Pura Pura 8c+ (5.14c) in Italy’s Valle dell’Orco. The route links the bouldering traverse The Green Shadow to Greenspit. It is one of two projects Randall made for himself, the other is the Gondo Crack. In July, 2013 Randall sent Anna Kournikova
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Ama Dablam Solo Record! (video included)

The 22-year-old German climber Jost Kobusch climbed Ama Dablam 6,812 m free solo and broke the world record in being the youngest person who ever soloed the peak.  Follow Jost Kobusch on Facebook here. Watch the video of the record-breaking ascent below:
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Mason Earle on the FFA of Psycho Bitch

Crack climbing maestro Mason Earle spent a stint in Yosemite Valley last year, where he managed to make the first free ascent of an old project on Schultz’s Ridge.  
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