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3rd ascent of Gossip, 8C

Markus Windisch, one of the elusive Frankenjura grandmasters, has done the 3rd ascent of Markus Bock's Gossip, heralded as the most difficult problem in the Frankenjura. During one of his visits to the area, making quick work of everything else, Dai Koyamada said this problem plays in a different league.
John Gaskins, master of climbing roofs with tiny spaced holds, did the 2nd ascent back in 2004, but it seems this has never been recognized by the local community. John compared it to his own problem At the heart of it all, 8B+/C, saying the holds on Gossip was better and not as far between (or something to that effect).
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