A number of top climbers have reported about hard late-winter sends in Europe.
Daniel Woods has climbed First Ley 5.15a in Margalef, which he climbed while projecting the full-length route called First Round, First Minute 5.15b. Woods also climbed Jungle Speed 5.14d.
Matty Hong and Jon Cardwell have climbed Estado Critico 5.14d and Anna Laitinen has sent Pati Noso 5.14c.
Sent Jungle Speed (9a) today. Savage opening boulder (hard 8B) to an 8a outro. @will_bosi climbed the line first after the break. The hold that broke used to be a full pad incut edge for the left hand, and now it is completely gone (leaving a quarter pad edge made of sika). Now you have a left hand half pad 2 finger spike to use to get right hand into the upside down shoulder breaker gaston move. 4 days to get er done. Almost done bouldering on a rope 😂 Photo @jon_cardwell
Sasha DiGiulian sent the 45-metre Full Equip in Oliana, Spain, a test-piece 5.14b. Watch below.
Stefano Ghisolfi climbed a new 5.14d in Arco, Italy, he called Ultimatum. Last fall, Ghisolfi attempted Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish, but left town without a send. Watch his Ulitmatum climb below.