News & Notes – 05/07/2009

News & Notes – 05/07/2009

It’s been quite some time since I shared some News & Notes with you so here they are:

  • The World Cup bouldering event held in Hall, Austria last weekend was won by Kilian Fischhuber for the Men and a tie of Anna Stohr and Akiyo Noguchi for the women.  Other notable finishers were Adam Ondra in 3rd place, Sean McColl in 9th and Daniel Woods in 10th.  Keith Bradbury shares his thoughts on what it was like to compete here.
  • Skipping the aforementioned world cup was Nalle Hukkataival who stayed home in Finland to work on a bouldering project near Helsinki.  A few days of effort yielded The Globalist (V14).
  • Japan’s Keita Mogaki joined the exclusive club (Robinson, Pearson, ???) of V13 flashers when he flashed La Danse de Balrog in Branson, Switzerland.  First climbed in 1992 by Fred Nicole, this problem is notable for being the first V13 in the world.  Other repeaters have commented that it may be soft for the grade, but Mogaki is still the first to pull off the flash.
  • In the past month Adam Ondra has done the FA of 5 5.14c’s, onsighted 2 5.14b’s and 4 5.14a’s.  Deadpoint Mag has a nice interview with young Ondra.
  • Deadpoint Magazine posted a video of Daniel Woods climbing Wet Dream and Abaddon, both V12s in Red Rocks, NV.
  • If you’ve ever heard of a bouldering area at Devil’s Lake called The Reserve but didn’t know how to get there, now you do.
  • Hard new sport and trad lines in North Caronlina.
  • Great advice on dealing with injuries and recovery.
  • Via The Dirtbag Diaries is the Climbing For Cancer Research fundraiser being held at the Red River Gorge’s Muir Valley on June 6th.
  • Cave Rock near Lake Tahoe to have all its bolts removed.
  • Those of you out there that are parents might find the new blog The Outdoor Parent to be an interesting read.

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2 Responses to News & Notes – 05/07/2009

  1. Luke May 7, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    While none of our sends are news worthy there are a ton of photos and videos of Joe’s valley from our recent trip. 😀

    Check it out!

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  2. Rents May 8, 2009 at 3:25 am #

    Landman has at least one 8B flash to his name.

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