by Björn Pohl - UKC May/2010 This news story has been read 1,228 times
Here are some unreported (by me) ascents from the last weeks: - Natalija Gros has repeatedLes Beaux quartiers, 8A, at Rocher de Bouligny, Fontainebleau. - Bernhard Schwaiger has made yet another 8B+ FA in the Saalachtal. Invasions is a short, powerful and dynamic problem in steep terrain. - Dai Koyamada keeps delivering. Nothing that spectacular, but his ticklist is getting more impressive by the day, even though the weather hasn't exactly been on his side. Lately he has done Soilwork, 8A+/B, Baby mammoth, 8A+/B, and, I think, Conquistador, 8A+. Japanese is such a fascinating language.
I get the feeling it's very poetic, but unfortunately it makes the automatic translations very difficult to understand... About The story of 2 worlds, Dai says that it's not 8C for him, but rather 8C/+ or 8C+. If we'd call this 8C, most 8B+'s and 8C's would have to be downgraded. This is exactly the conclusion Dave Graham came to, but he felt, and still feels, that's exactly what should be done.