News & Notes – 4/27/2011

News & Notes – 4/27/2011


  • Nik Berry reports on his blog that he did the FFA of Lunar X in Zion at a proposed grade of 5.13.  The post initially included some great photos from Jeremiah Watt, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait for an upcoming issue of Climbing before we can see those again.
  • The Mother-Son team of Robyn (age 47) & Shawn (age 12) Raboutou both found success on Boulder Canyon’s Hard Boiled (V11).
  • According to his 8a scorecard Dave Graham did the FA of Ali Nomad (5.14b), a short hybrid boulder-route at Colorado’s Clear Creek Canyon.
  • Writing for DPM, Daniel Woods shares more on his recent sending spree in Switzerland.
  • Writing for Black Diamond, Adam Ondra shares more on his recent sending spree in Spain.  Plenty of cool pictures to look at as well so be sure to check that one out.
  • It’s been really interesting and informative to follow Dave MacLeod as he’s worked on his latest bouldering project, sharing his insights along the way.  After a prolonged effort he managed to send the line, dubbed Seven of Nine, at a proposed grade of V14.

And Notes…

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3 Responses to News & Notes – 4/27/2011

  1. Dylan April 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Oh man those crux holds on Chaxi Raxi look awful.

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  2. Doug Lipinski April 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I’d just like to restate that Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou just CLIMBED A V11 AT AGE 47!!! This clearly deserves more than a single sentence in the news section and I find it almost as impressive as Ondra’s recent shenanigans. This is a level that so few female climbers ever achieve that it would be extremely impressive even if she were 27. Way to go Robyn!

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    • Cadydreams April 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

      Agreed Doug, that is Awesome news indeed!

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