Repeats from Oddo, Jung, Söderlund and Vanhoudtby Björn Pohl - UKC Apr/2012
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Repeats of 9a's have become so common they almost aren't news worthy these days. I wonder how that can be, because I don't think they have gotten any easier...
The lastest harvest gives us:
A repeat of Jonathan Siegrist's Pure Imagination at Red River Gorge's Chocolate factory by Enzo Oddo. The French wiz kid needed 11 goes in far too warm conditions to make the ascent.
A repeat of Estado critico at Siurana, Spain, by German Daniel Jung. This was his 5th of the grade.
Also at Siurana, Matilda Söderlund from Sweden, who's only been in Spain a few days, has already managed to flash Ramadan, 8b, despite having been more or less injured for the last few months. This was her 3rd 8b flash and she also onsighted a couple of 8a+'s.
A repeat of Berni Fiedler's Erfolg ist trainierbar at Adlitzgraben, Austria, by Micha Vanhoudt, who became the 2nd Belgian to climb this grade.
British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard has made the first ascent of what appears to be the hardest dry-tool line to... Read more
After only a few days in Fontainebleau and in mostly less than ideal conditions, Jimmy Webb has already managed to repeat... Read more