|Quincy Trains to The Music|
source : Mad Rock Blog | 1/30/2013
|A short timelapse of training with Quincy, to the beats. He’s psyched on hitting the V10 grade! Read more...|
|Meet Peter Dixon, Everyone|
source : Mad Rock Blog | 1/29/2013
|He’ll be at ABS Nationals. But he’ll be saving THIS move for the ladies. Read more...|
|Tomoko Ogawa Becomes First Woman to Climb V14|
source : dpm | 10/24/2012 1:32:13 PM
|Thirty-four year-old, Japanese climber Tomoko Ogawa has become the first woman to climb V14 with her ascent of Catharsis at Shiobara. The problem took her three years of effort to complete. Ogawa had previously climbed two other V12's in Japan and multiple V10 and V11 problems all over the world including: Rocklands, Fontainebleau, Hueco Tanks, and Bishop. |
|Juliane Wurm & G2 3rd in Adidas Rockstars!|
source : Juliane Wurm | 8/20/2012 4:38:50 PM
"I just came back from a three weeks trip to Rocklands, South Africa. I climbed "Nutsa", my first 8a+ and with "The Hatchling" and "Shallow Cave" -- two 8a's^ I still have sooo many projects there and hope to return there next summer.
The amount of hard boulders there is just amazing and in the backround you have this stunning landscape... Wow...
Directly after arriving back in Germany at the Frankfurt Airport, I drove to Stuttgart for Adidas Rockstars, where I finished 3rd, which was a big surprise to me after 3 weeks of rock climbing outside. :)
Now, I'm training for the last world cup coming up in less than two weeks in Munich."
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|Zach flashes Body Count 8a+ (V12)|
source : Mad Rock | 6/25/2012 1:13:23 PM
|After arriving to two days of non stop rain, the weather here in the Swiss Alps improved considerably. Summer is in full effect now, with swimming in the river more appealing than sweating off holds during the afternoons. Except for when you actually get in the water, and realize that it^s like swimming in snow. Needless to say, I^ve been seeking out problems located where cold air comes through the caverns below. The other day I was fortunate enough to succeed on a flash attempt of a compression problem called Body Count. After talking with locals, the grade consensus seems to be 8A+ (V12). Whenever I seem to flash a problem of this difficulty (which is rare), I^m always surprised at how effortless it feels during that attempt. I strive for moments when everything clicks like this!|
Kenny, thanks again for getting the mad-pads here. It was a pleasure not having to travel here with them, especially considering the amount of stuff my girlfriend packed into our bags. Read more...