Malcolm Smith has added yet another hard problem at the Dumbarton boulders. Firefight, 8B, climbs the Pressure cave, then links into and finishes up Firestarter, 8A. Full story on the Stone country blog.
If confirmed, it’s the hardest problem in Sweden, and a contender for the top spot in Scandinavia. Congrats Stefan! Great effort!
Iker Pou has made the 2nd ascent of Il Domani, 9a, at Baltzola, a mega resistance route according to him.
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Gabriele Moroni and the first Italian ascent of Action Direct 9a, the route freed by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 and which still today represents an important test for sport climbing.
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An expert climber and creator of the world’s first bungee jump between cooling towers, at Orlando, Soweto, has been killed in a fall on Table Mountain and his hiking partner injured.
Gustav van Rensburg (a la ‘Boven) will be presenting a slideshow on the 2009 trip of a group of mostly MCSA members to Mali to climb the fingers of the famous Hand of Fatima. Join us as Gustav shares their experience in this out of this world climbing destination.
Video of Chris Linder making the second ascent of The Dunce Cap 5.13a at Joshua Tree.
Benjamin de Charmoy and Marijus Šmigelskis had a rather successful day at Redhill’s Easter Island recently.
Mountaineers, rejoice: India will, for the first time, allow foreign climbers to scale more than 100 high-altitude peaks this summer in the Himalayan state of Kashmir.
Maja Vidmar from Slovenia has carried out her first ever on-sight of an 8b+, Humildes pa casa 8b+ at Oliana, Spain