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Hard International Summer Sends 2017

The year started with a historic number of 5.15 sends in Europe and has continued into the hotter time of year with more big climbs.

Top 42-year-old European climber Dani Andrada made the first ascent of De Battre Mon Coeur s’est Arrêté in Rodellar, Spain. He graded the steep line 5.15a/b.

Ayer pude hacerme con un proyecto que abri hace unos años con mi idolo Serge Casteran . probaba de vez en cuando , pero nunca me centre, esta vez queria hacerla, asi despues de aguantar calor extremo , tres dias de condiciones me acompaño la suerte y ? ? "De battre mon coeur s'ete arrete" en cuanto a la dificultad , mas dura que su variante vecina, lo cual pienso 9a+ o 9a/+ ya diran los repetidores… Para mi es una via muy especial con historia y el sitio increible… @petzl_official @borealoutdoor @chillaz.international @kletterretter @patxiusobiaga_pucseries @vertical.life.climbing @climbtech @blomuandonisiempreamuerte @boulderindoor @monobloc.es @campingelpuente @ekhiotzalsasua @Climbinpeace @jlpalao @dailaojeda @rubendiaztorres1 @pablobroder @anabelrool @tinolois @andradasara @ignaciomulero @gerardrull @cristinaballesta @pabloscorza @andreaclimbing @citro_carlos_logrono el super asegurador @remearenas85@dok_e @supersloper #amuertesiempre #petzlteam

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In the U.K., 18-year-old Will Bosi sent Jerry Moffatt’s Evolution 5.14c at Raven Tor after three tries, like Alex Megos in 2016.

Fellow British 19-year-old Pete Dawson made the third ascent of Brian 5.14c at Anstey’s Cove, first climbed in 2003 by Ken Palmer and later by Ellis Butler.

In the U.S.A, Jon Siegrist send three 5.14ds in the Wicked Cave at Rifle in Colorado: Fat Camp, Planet Garbage and The Club.

America crusher Sam Elias sent his first 5.14d with a tick of Fat Camp. After he noted, “We’ve been out in canyonland for weeks and weeks doing good work, and this was the fairy tale ending.”

Alex Puccio sent three V13s in the month of June with ascents of Evil Backwards at Mount Evans, Bear Toss at Rocky Mountain National Park and Tea Cup at Leavenworth.

Top boulderer Nalle Hukkataival climbed a new potential V15 or harder problem at Rocklands in South Africa he called Finnish Line.

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