8c+'s en masseby Björn Pohl - UKC Dec/2010
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Lately, quite a few 8c+'s have seen repeats on various locations around the world. Here are some of them:
At Kalymnos, Pirmin Bertle did two in a day, Gora Guta Gutarak and Inshallah, and says that this was the first, and only, day with good conditions after 5 weeks on the island. Too bad it was also his last day there... Gora... was onsighted by someone called Adam Ondra last year. Anyone who has heard that name before?
Meanwhile, a little bit further east, at Yangshuo in China, Ethan Pringle has repeated basically everything hard in no time, crowning it all with a repeat of Spicy Noodle, 8c+.
Remember Il frutto del diavolo, Gabri Moroni's 8c+/9a near Trento? Anyway, here's a reminder:
And here's another video, from Mariusz 'butcher' Majer, called "Skinny men on the road".
17 year-old William Bosi from Edinburgh has become the youngest Brit to climb 9a with an astonishingly quick redpoint of... Read more
Dave MacLeod has repeated Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild, ~8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal. This was the 37 year old's first of... Read more
In this video, Anak Verhoeven makes the (likely) first female ascent of Francois Petit's 1994 piece de resistance... Read more
Margo Hayes, 17, has repeated Jonathan Siegrist's Pure imagaination, 8c+, at the Red River Gorge's Chocolate factory,... Read more
Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of The cold and smelly breath of death, ~8B+/C, in the Cerro Dorotea on the border... Read more