World Sport Climbing Round-Upby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC May/2009
This news story has been read 5,379 times
Marcus Bock has climbed a F9a first ascent in the Frankenjura. Pantera took him five days of effort. More info on Climbing.de
Ramon Julian Puigblanque has repeated El Gran Bellanco, F9a, at Montanejos, Spain.
Joe Kinder has climbed a new link-up now named The Re-Up. He estimates it to be around F9a. The link is on The Cathedral in Southern Utah and is a link between the existing routes Unforgivable and Slaughterhouse 5.
You can see a topo of the wall on Climbingnarc.com
Watch a video of Joe Kinder talking about his project:
French juniors Enzo Oddo and Geoffray De Flaugergues have both recently climbed F8c+.
Enzo ticked Victimes del Futur at Margalef, Spain. This is his 3rd F8c+ route.
Geoffray succeeded on Home Sweet Home, F8c+ at Pierrot Beach, France. This was his 5th route at F8c+ or harder.
Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla has repeated Thin Ice (F8c) at Terlago in Italy. The route was first freed by Nico Favresse. Commenting on Planet Mountain after his ascent, Manolo said:
"That line, the one in the middle, really was beautiful and I failed to resist... I didn't even wait for the sun to set and I was already there, the single moves didn't even seem that difficult."
This week's Friday Night Video will please both climbers and mountain bikers. It's a quirky fusion of both activities which will... Read more
UKC Assistant Editor Natalie Berry has hit the mainstream press today following the release of the Hot Aches Productions film... Read more
After the IFSC presented their bid in August this year, sport climbing has today been proposed as an additional event for... Read more
Sport Climbing was one of eight sports that addressed Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games Additional Events Program Panel in... Read more
Adrian Berry has recently succeeded in crowd-funding the money needed to equip a number of mid to low grade sport routes on... Read more