Weekly Digest – 29 January 2013

Hukkataival bouldering in Mexico

We have some bad news and some business-as-usual news… let’s start with the bad news: Fire in Rocklands Climbing.co.za reported last week that a fire caused by lightning has burned most of Rocklands bouldering area. The fire started days before and spread devouring fauna, flora, crop fields and buildings. One victim has been confirmed. Rocklands on fire. […]

Lengendary Boulder Problems: The Island and The Big Island

The (Big) Island. Legendary boulder problem.

Vincent Pochon on The Big Island The (Big) Island is a legendary compression problem located in Fontainebleau, France. It features a prow-like roof that climbers must hug with arms and legs to create enough friction to stick to the rock. The last great problem in the forest The first ascent of The Island was done […]

Weekly Digest – 20 January 2013

Glairon Mondet climbing The Big Island

Hum… those lazy climbers… just one 8C | V15 got repeated this week! Guillaume Glairon Mondet repeated The Big Island 8C | V15 The Big Island is a low standing start to The Island, a problem first done by Dave Graham and located in the sandstone Mecca of Fontainebleau, France. On Glairon Mondet’s blog you […]

Weekly Digest – 13 January 2013

Chris Sharma on Witness the Fitness

Wow, what a week of really hard repeats: Chris Sharma on “Witness the Fitness” 8C | V15. Picture taken from Big UP Productions’ website. Daniel Woods has done the third ascent of Chris Sharma’s “Witness the Fitness” in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas. WitnessTF is a really long roof problem made famous by the climbing movie Dosage […]

Weekly Digest – 16 December 2012

James Webb has joined the super-exclusive club of V13 Flashers by sending “Roses and Blue Jays” (8B | V13) on his first try. Here’s a video of  Rob D’Anastasio sending that problem. Alex Johnson has flashed Luminance 7C | V9 in Bishop, California. Luminance is a pretty intimidating highball first climbed by Shawn Diamond in 2008. […]

Weekly Digest – 2 December 2012

Nalle Hukkataival try Off The Wagon 8C | V15. Picture taken from Nalle Hukkataival's blog.

Switzerland has been on fire lately: Nalle Hukkataival (FIN) continues his good run by repeating Dave Graham’s From Dirt Grows the Flower (8B+|V14). Read more on Nalle’s blog. Nalle Hukkataival on Off The Wagon (Picture credit: Nalle Hukkataival’s blog) Jan Hojer (GER) has done quick repeats of Momentum and Off The Wagon. Both problems have seen their […]