Ryuichi Murai - Magic Wood

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Ryuichi Murai Destroys Magic Wood's Hardest Boulders

When Ryuichi Murai headed to Magic Wood he was clearly on a mission. Despite the rain, he had an incredible trip, with a tick list comprising of some of the hardest boulders in the forest. As well as climbing hard, he also climbed quickly, sending most of the 8b problems after only a couple of tries. Filmmaker Mikkel Lima was there to capture all of the action alongside videographer and drone pilot Camilla Hylleberg.

Ryuichi's Tick list:

In search of time lost 8C/V15
Practice of the wild 8C/V15
Remembrance of things past 8B+/V14
Never ending story 8B+/V14
Ill Thrill 8B+/V14
Riverbed 8B/V13
One summer in paradise 8B/V13
Steppenwolf 8B/V13
High Spirit 8A+/B
The bizarre ride 8A+
Massive Attack 8A+
Sofasurfer 8A/A+
Nothing Changes 8A
Voigas 8A
Muttertag 8A
Foxy Dyno 8A
Piranha 7C+
Hohenzone 7C

Neverending Story

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Thanks to my Sponsors: Scarpa, WATAAAH and ClimbSkin

Kamera: Tom Thudium

Short clip from Neverending Story in Magic Wood
No music no landscape just some simple cuts and some sick moves

Neverending Story - Magic Wood from Max Räuber on Vimeo.

Anna Stöhr - 8b+ und 8b am gleichen Tag

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"NEW BASE LINE 8b+/V14 and "STEPPENWOLF" 8b/V13

Stoehr bouldert im Averstal 8b+ und 8b an einem Tag.

 

Auf dem Instagram-Account von Alex Puccio konnte man heute folgende Nachricht lesen.

My good friend @anna_stoehr  just had an inspirational and AMAZING day bouldering!

She send "NEW BASE LINE 8b+/V14 and "STEPPENWOLF" 8b/V13 in Magic Wood on the same day!!!

Psyched for you!!!

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Nachtrag: und hier die Info von Anna auf ihrem Instagram-Account.

...sometimes you can surprise yourself.... today i climbed 'steppenwolf' 8b and 'new base line' 8b+... after checking out the moves for the first time on saturday i did both problems today.

Huge thank you @alfons_dornauer  for the psyche and the pic!!
Video of my send of nbl coming soon.

Squire VS Switzerland | Part 2

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One year later I decided to make the return trip to Magic Wood. Another amazing trip with some unfinished business. There will be a part 3...

Squire VS Switzerland | Part 2 from Beastly Squirrel on Vimeo.

Practice of the Wild – Beta Video!

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Two sections of footage linked together for 'Practice of the Wild' in Magic Wood. I'll be back!

Practice of the Wild - Beta Video! from Beastly Squirrel on Vimeo.

Practice of the Wild (Dave MacLeod)

Nothing Changes

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Kim De Wolff sends Nothing Changes (fb 8A/V11) in Magic Wood, Switzerland

Nothing Changes 8A Magic Wood from de Wolff on Vimeo.

Dave MacLeod - Practice of the Wild 8C

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FRI NIGHT VID + INTERVIEW: Dave MacLeod - Practice of the Wild 8C
by Natalie Berry - UKC 27/May/2016

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. Dave claims he is climbing harder at the age of 37 than he was 10 or 20 years ago - but what has allowed for this improvement? As is typical of Dave, steely dedication and a meticulous approach to training proved essential.

Watch the film and read our interview to find out more...

Had you tried many other 8Cs previously?

No I don’t think I’d tried any. Most of my bouldering is on unclimbed stuff in Scotland. I’ve only had a couple of trips to Chironico around ten years ago and then a few trips to Magic Wood in the last three years.

What made you choose to try Pratice of the Wild as your first 8C, and when did you first try it?

I tried it in 2012 on my first trip in Magic Wood. I couldn’t do any of the hard moves but I just thought it looked like a really inspiring line.

Would you say it was of a particular style that suited or did not suit you?

Well you have some opportunities to use your feet on it, so in that sense it would suit me because I’m pretty weak and need to use my feet. I also did some okay links on In Search of Time Lost (8C) while I was there and that is definitely my anti-style: pure power and fewer chances to make the moves easier with footwork. I’d love to go back and try it someday. If I could do that, I’d definitely have made some real progress in my strength.

For more informations and pictures: ukclimbing.com

unedited shit

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Some unedited footages from last year and this year.

Boulders in order of appearance:

Joyeux Léon, La balmaz
Mother night, Schöllenen
Mr Elegant, Magic Wood
Deliverance, Chiroico
Conquistador direct, Chironico
Quark (FA), Wassen
Frontline, Chironico
Second life, Chironico
Ninja skills, Sobrio

Climbers in order of appearance:
Samuel+Baptiste Ometz, Giuliano Cameroni, Sébastian Cotting

Thanks to Prana, La sportiva, Petzl, Five ten

unedited shit from Samuel Ometz on Vimeo.

"Three Magic Wood" V14s

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"New Baseline"

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