We recently reported on Dave MacLeod's ascent of his first 8C boulder - Practice of the Wild in Magic Wood, Switzerland. A new film in which Dave talks about the process of training for and working the problem has been released by Dark Sky Media and Mountain Equipment.
After Climb Guide Fränkische Schweiz - Insidertipps fürs leibliche Klettererwohl „Kaffeetrinken ist integraler Bestandteil des Kletterns“ – diesen Ausspruch von Kletterlegende Wolfgang Güllich nimmt man in der Genussregion Frankenjura schon immer besonders ernst.
Big news! 14 year old Ashima Shiraishi has just become the first female and the youngest person ever to climb V15, with the second ascent of Dai Koyamada's spectacular 25 move roof problem, Horizon, in Hiei, Japan.
IMPORTANT!! Climbers of the world, we have the opportunity to get back some of the nicest Albarracín climbing sectors like Península, Acantilados, Psicokiller and Mirador for climbing again in a few years time (now closed all year round since 2014 because people did not respected the bird nesting period in the past).
Chares Albert, an 18 year old Font local, yesterday repeated the original version (left exit) of “L’alchimiste” in Apremont, 19 years after Marc Le Ménestrel. Fanatic Climbing have had the opportunity to join him to hear the news direct.
Polish climber and UK resident Dawid Skoczylas hasrepeated Mike Adams' 8C SerenataonImpossible Roof, Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire. Dawid put substantial time andeffort into the problem and joins a fairly small list of 'honorary' Brits to climb 8C.