First round, first minute goes down, and more!by Björn Pohl - UKC Apr/2011
This news story has been read 7,237 times
Today I'm super busy with organising the Tierra Boulder Battle (Live tonight), meaning I don't have much time for posting news, but some pretty remarkable ascents have been made.
Chris Sharma has made the FA of his well known First round, first minute-project in the Laboratory sector at Margalef. I'll try to get in touch with the man for his comments as soon as I can (If you read this Chris, you've got my email;)
Meanwhile at Magic wood/Averstal, Switzerland, Daniel Woods has made the 3rd ascents of two of the area's testpieces, Paul Robinson's Ill Trill (2nd ascent by Micky Page?) and Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild (2nd ascent by Ty Landman). For the former he suggests "hard 8B+" and for the latter "8C". On Practice..., he used Ty's beta, where you take a small gaston before going for the big jug, as opposed to chris', which is an all points off dyno.
More to come...
Last year we totally surprised ourselves - we ran a footless comp and somehow it worked. It actually worked so well that we felt... Read more
British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard has made the first ascent of what appears to be the hardest dry-tool line to... Read more