(Not so local) Euro News:

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jul/2008
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This is a short round-up of European sport climbing and bouldering news. More info on these ascents can be found at 8a.nu, kairn.com, and petzl.com.


Sport Climbing:

Geoffray De Flaugergues has onsighted two F8a+'s and two F8a's at Tres Ponts and Esprit Rebelle, F8b at Rodellar. Geoffray is 13 years old and is of course French!

Martina Cufar, Charlotte Durif, Liv Sansoz, Nina Caprez and Lynn Hill climbed Caramella, F8b on the Petzl roc trip in Zillertal, Switzerland. Lynn Hill is 47 years old.

Patxi Usobiaga has been ripping it up with world class ascents at Pierrot Beach (France), onsighting Erresistance, F8b+, making the 2nd ascent of Nice to eat you, F9a and onsighting Home Sweet Home, F8c+.

Down in the Gorges du Loup (France) Andrea Szekely has done Hong Kong Fu Fu, F8b and Gabor Szekely has done Zobble, F8c+ in the Jurassic Park area.

Martin Stranik has onsighted four F8b's and El Chorreras o la Belle Inconnue, F8b+ in Rodellar (Spain). He is 18 years old!

Eric Lopez has put up El Incorfirmista, F9a+ at Rodellar (Spain), which is a variation of Barrarkos del Mascun.

Adam Ondra has climbed WoGu a 230m and seven pitch F8b in Switzerland.

Chris Sharma has onsighted Resistence, F8b+/8c at the Schleier Wasserfall.

Jan Hojer (16) has climbed three F8b+'s and Odd Fellow, F8c in Frankenjura, Germany.

Ramón Julián Puigblanqué made the first repeat of Gancho Perfecto F9a in Margalef, Spain.


Bouldering:

Shawn Diamond has climbed The Never Ending Story, Font 8B+ in Magic Wood, Switzerland.

Bernhard Schwaiger has climbed Anma Cara, Font 8C in Silvretta, Austria.

At Fionnay, Switzerland, Romain Desgranges, has made the first ascent of Underground Paradise Font 8b/+ and Dave Graham has done The Bitter End, Font 8B+.


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