Niccolò Ceria and James Webb have flashed one ~8B each in different parts of Europe.
As mentioned in a previous news post, Niky is spending a week in a wintery Västervik, Sweden:
Västervik seems a really good place, the forests are amazing and the rock is so compact. I have climbed only in three sectors for the moment and I have tried to check two other ones but there is too much snow. In some points it up to 50-60 cm.
The hourglass experiance was amazing for me. I have dreamt about it for a long time and when I was under it I was so happy!
I wanted to try it in flash seriously since I have seen a lot of videos and I studied the beta really well.
Fortunately the flash shot went down with a happy ending and still today I wasn't compleately able to belive in this fact :)
Today I rest and I walked a lot in the middle of the snow to search something.
Meanwhile in Valle Bavona, Switzerland, Jimmy Webb surprised himself by flashing Dave Graham's Kings of Sonlerto which was originally given 8B+. Jimmy is leaning more towards low end 8B or so, but to be able to flash a semi wet 8B highball, topping it out in wet slippery grass in pouring rain...
To quote himself, it was ...totally unexpected trust me!
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