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Font 8B by Anna Stoehr [update]

Anna Stoehr at the Sheffield round of the bouldering world cup 2010, 216 kb
Anna Stoehr at the Sheffield round of the bouldering world cup 2010
Jack Geldard, Sep 2010
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Anna Stoehr competing at the Sheffield round of the bouldering world cup 2010, 191 kb
Anna Stoehr competing at the Sheffield round of the bouldering world cup 2010
Jack Geldard, Sep 2010
© Jack Geldard / UKC
Anna Stöhr, the current European bouldering champion, has repeated Dave Graham's The Riverbed, Font 8B, at Magic Wood, Switzerland.

The long granite boulder problem climbs a big roof leading to a difficult transition to gain an arête followed by easier terrain leading to the top.

Earlier this month, Anna also managed to repeat Pura vida, a classic Font 8A+ in the same area.

Twenty two year old Stöhr is a member of the Austrian climbing team and was the bouldering world cup winner back in 2008 and won the European bouldering championships just last week.

Here's a micro interview:

First of all, congratulations for winning the European Champs in such excellent style! Very impressive! Second of all, congrats for doing Riverbed! I don't know what is more impressive really ;)

Thanks!!! Both felt really great :) !!

Was it difficult for you and did it take a long time?

Of course it was difficult. But it didn't take too much time. I went there 2 years ago in 2008 and tried it for a day. I thought its a great bloc. This year I came back to it and it worked out on the third day of trying!!

I know you've always been bouldering a lot outside, but is this something you feel like focusing even more on?

I've always been climbing a lot outdoors. I try to combine it with the comps!

Anna's ascent of The Riverbed is thought to be the second female ascent of a confirmed Font 8B boulder problem, the first being Angie Payne's ascent of The Automator, in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA last month.

VIDEO: Dave Graham climbing The Riverbed

Source: 27 Crags

More info on Anna: Anna's Website


Anna Stöhr has various sponsors including Mammut.



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