Brits in Spain - Sport Climbing Reportby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Apr/2009
This news story has been read 6,670 times
Gaz Parry has been spearheading a Spanish sport climbing scene, which has culminated in some impressive British ascents.
Gaz himself has ticked another F8c, with an ascent of Malsonando at Gandia (see video below). He also redpointed two other F8b's, the "easy but massive" 40m Satori at Forada and the "nails" La Criatura at Sella. He also onsighted yet another F8a, the beautifully named Route 9 at L'Ocaive.
Gav Symonds onsighted his first F8a - Columneta at Cabezon de Oro.
Leah Crane redpointed two F8a's, Ergomania and Mediterraneo at Sella. She also flashed a F7c.
Gaz Parry and fellow North Face athlete James Pearson have just set off on a European lecture tour to 14 countries and are hoping to climb a classic F8a in each country they visit, starting with Raindogs at Malham this weekend. Good luck guys.
Watch Gaz on Malsonando F8c:
Leah is sponsored by Evolv, Metolius and Berghaus
Our Friday Night Video this week is a beautifully filmed piece by actor, singer-songwriter and director Jared Leto. With stunning... Read more
Shawn Raboutou, 18, has repeated Monkey wedding and Spray of light, both ~8C, in Rocklands. Rumours have been... Read more
Adam Ondra is now back in Flatanger where he intends to work some of his remaining projects. On his way there he made a couple of... Read more
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced their support of a proposal to add... Read more
Shauna Coxsey returned to form at the IFSC Boulder World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria this weekend - winning her fourth Gold of... Read more