Escalade-Alsace reports Pierre Bollinger has repeated Beat Kammerlander's mega route Speed at Voralpsee, Switzerland. Most repeaters seem to agree the ~30m slightly overhanging route weighs in around 'hard 8c+', and that it's very technical and beautiful.
Photo: Pierre Bollinger on 'Speed', 8c+, by Florent Wolff.
Meanwhile at Rodellar, Spain, Gabor Szekely has repeated Los borrachos del Mascun. Although this route is also considered 'hard 8c+', the style couldn't be more different. Instead of technical face climbing, we're talking dynamic roof climbing.