Weekly Roundup

Third Ascent of Jade, V15 by Robinson No longer do we need to wait years before hard boulder problems get repeats. In less than 6 weeks the problem Jade, described by Tyler Landman as “the epitome of hard bouldering…(and) an important testpiece for my generation” has seen 3 ascents. First sent by Daniel Woods in late June, Tyler made the quick 2nd ascent a few weeks later and now Paul Robinson has made the 3rd. This V15 problem had been a major project for years in Rocky Mountain National Park and once climbed it seems the magic has been broken. Of note as well is that all 3 acentionists are under 20 – Woods (16), Landman(16), Robinson(19) – and all 3 climb regularly together. Healthy competition indeed. Woods Ascent of Jade>> Landman Ascent of Jade>>Andy Kirkpatrick and Leah Crane join Berghaus Team Berghaus has strengthened its sponsored team with the recruitment of two of the UK?s most talented climbers. Andy Kirkpatrick and Leah Crane. Andy will also work closely with the product team to develop technical gear in the brands range. Solo per vecchi guerrieri repeated by Riccardo ScarianRiccardo Scarian has made the third ascent of Solo per vecchi guerrieri (for old warriors only, 4 pitches, 8c/9a), the multi-pitch desperate first ascended by Maurizio ?Manolo? Zanolla on the north face of “El Colaz”, Vette Feltrine (Dolomites) Source: www.gripped.com Adam Ondra interview Adam Ondra has been a name on the international climbing scene for the last few years even though he is only 15. The Czech born Ondra has been on a particular ´rampage´ this summer with a f9a (on his 3rd redpoint), onsight of f8b+, and an ascent of 2 multi-pitch 8b+ alpine routes. You can read a short interview with Adam on planetmountain.com