On his recent trip to the Frankenjura, John Gaskins made very quick ascents of two major boulder problems; Riot Act, Font 8b+ and Gossip, Font 8c. The former he completed in one day and the latter took three visits. Most climbers who know John, and what he is capable of, would not doubt his integrity in claiming these ascents, nor would they doubt his ability to climb them. The site 8a.nu has published an email by a local climber Markus Bock which casts doubt on John's ascents. You can read the email on 8a.nu
which also contains John's reply, and a subsequent reply by John.
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