Fantasia (L2) - 9b First Ascent by Cédric Lachat

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat (38) has made the first ascent of Fantasia (L2) at X in the Vercors and has suggested 9b. If confirmed, the line is his first of the grade.

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Mossoul, 9b / + for Loïc Zehani

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Best of British - Gritstone by RockCity

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A UK Warehouse Full of Climbing Holds.

A Serious amount of UK based stock for the UK climbing gym industry is now easy to find online Serious Climbing Distribution has risen to the challenges of the last few years, with huge pressure on all climbing hold manufacturing around the...

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In 2022 we're planning to publish major new editions of the...

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