Big Bouldering Numbers at Home & Abroad

Earl Climbs High Fidelity 8b / V13 Andy Earl has climbed the superb highball High Fidelity at Caley. This is only the 3rd ascent after Steve Dunning & Ben Moon. Andy states on his blog that: “after a quick warm up and a quick look at the top on a rope. Then I was up for a go, well I found myself through the undercut move and eyeing up the pocket. Well what the hell I went for it held it and shook my way to the top, which was a little damp. What a bloc, really pleased to do such a great grit line look forward to more grit action soon” You can watch a video of Andy doing the problem on YouTube here>> Pearson Onsights Font 8a+ in Switzerland is reporting that James Pearson has onsighted Sussyfuss, Font 8a+ in Chironico. James has previously flashed Font 8b. Norwegian Nalle Hukkataival also flashed Sussyfuss. 8a also report that American wonder kid Daniel Woods, now residing in Innsbruck, has repeated the classic Dreamtime Font 8b+, at Cresciano. Moving up the valley to Chironico, he continued the day by making fast work of Shule des lebens, 8b as well as No mystery, La Soucoupe and Rosswell all Font 8a+. Add a couple of 8A´s and you´ve got a pretty decent sending day. The day after he made a lightning fast (40 min) ascent of Shadowfax Font 8b in the same area. Simon Moore on Form in U.S. Ex-Sheffield resident, now Colorado based, (Irish) Simon Moore has been having a very productive last few months in Colorado. The list includes:Mental Masterbation ? V12 / 8a+ Secret Splendour ? V12 / 8a+ No More Greener Grasses ? V12 / 8a+ European Human Being ? V12 / 8a+ Low Left Veritas ? V12 / 8a+ Nuthin But Sunshine – V13 / 8b And in Bishop so far:Buttermilker – V12/13 (8a+ /8b) Mandala – V12 / 8a+ Andranda in Peak Dani Andranda paid a short trip to Sheffield last week for some Boreal Masterclasses & Boot Demo´s. In between he spent a number of days bouldering in the Peak District managing classics like Deliverance Font7b+, Brad Pitt Font 7c & Ben´s Roof Font 7c+ amongst others. He left just before the weather broke, heading back to Spain with classic grit ´no tips´ syndrome. Source: Petzl blog>>