News & Notes – 08/28/2009

News & Notes – 08/28/2009


The American sport climbing scene has shifted to Europe with Dave Graham, Joe Kinder, Daniel Woods, Jon Cardwell, Isaac Caldiero, Alex Honnold and others all holding it down in France at the moment.  Here are a few bits of news from their travels as well as the exploits of others back here in the States:

  • Dave Graham is back in action after an unfortunate ankle injury sustained forerunning at the Vail World Cup.  In an uncomfortably hot Céüse, France he has done La Part du Diable (3rd ascent of a new 5.14c) as well as a 2nd go send (7 years after the first attempt) of Radot Jolie Pepere (5.13d)
  • Also in France is Daniel Woods.  Climbing at both Céüse and Gorges du Loup he has done 4 5.14b’s and flashed a 5.14a despite the hot conditions.
  • Earlier this month, Brad Weaver made a 4th try, no kneepads ascent of Andy Raether’s Kuru (5.14c) at Rifle, CO
  • In increasingly old Rifle news, Sam Elias and Jon Cardwell repeated Dave Graham’s Girl Talk (5.14c) back in May
  • Carlo Traversi did the 3rd ascent of Ty Landman’s Top Notch (V13) in RMNP.  Look for footage of the send (and several other RMNP classics) in an upcoming movie from LT11
  • In Rocklands, SA, comp star Kilian Fischhuber climbed a well known project that had been dubbed the “Air Star” project.

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One Response to News & Notes – 08/28/2009

  1. Matt August 28, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    G just did the automater also…

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