Bouldering updateby Björn Pohl - UKC Jan/2011
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No extraordinary news today really, but I thought I'd compile something for y'all.
Paul Robinson has settled in nicely at Fontainebleau by now but for some unknown reason the weather doesn't want to cooperate all that much...
Paul has refused to make bad conditions stop him however and the ticks he has gathered already is impressive by anyone's standard. After his brief visit to the British islets, he has made fast work of l'apparemment bas, ~8B, and Hip hop assis, 8B/+. Next on the list should be Sebastien Frigault's Trip-hop, one of the very few 8C in the forest and only repeated by underground German legend Thomas Willenberg, who's also the only one to have repeated Dune, 8B+, another even older one of Frigault's creations.
To keep you until something fantastic occurs, here are a few videos:
Over the next week, the best young climbers from around the world will have the chance compete across three disciplines in the... Read more
Alex Megos has made the first repeat of Adam Ondra's ~60m monster, Thor's hammer, ~9a+, in the Flatanger cave in Norway.... Read more
This summer, I'm guessing 11 July, Roland Hemetzberger managed to make the first free ascent of Delirium, an 8c multi-pitch... Read more
Toshi Takeuchi has had a good time in Magic Wood/Averstal, Switzerland, where he spent a few weeks and repeated several hard... Read more
It would seem that half of the British bouldering population is either in Rocklands or Magic Wood at the moment, so to make the... Read more