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.
US climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have shaved four minutes off the previous record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan... Read more
Our Friday Night Video this week follows Steve McClure as he attempts to climb the 'best three routes in Yorkshire'; Urgent... Read more