9b's Blog – June 2009 Archive (8)

World Championship 2009 - Xining, China

The Chinese Mountaineering Association is the organizer of the WCH, the most important event of the 2009 season.

More than 400 athletes from 43 countries have already registered for participation,

The event will be broadcast by CCTV.

Added by 9b on June 24, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Manolo: 8b+ on sight @ 51 years old

19/07/2009: Maurizio Zanolla "Manolo", 51 years, climbed onsight this 8b+ in Kalymnos.

Easy to understand why they call him "the magicians".

(photo by Giuseppe @… Continue

Added by 9b on June 23, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Om, 9a: Adam Ondra 2nd ascent report

2/3 days ago, 17 years after Alex Huber first ascent (1992), Adam Ondra repeated Om, in Endstal, Germany.

As always for his super hard routes climbing, Adam has written a very interesting article with photos here in his own Magazine, really "Open air" for world climbers.

Power-endurance route with an extremely difficult boulder sequence, in sport climbing history Om was the… Continue

Added by 9b on June 22, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

New articles (well) written by Adam Ondra: "Corona", 9a+ and "Om", 9a

So nice to read Adam experiences on… Continue

Added by 9b on June 16, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Adam Ondra: 8 tries for a "low" level but still (old school) 9a+

Photo by Vojtech Vrzba.

8 tries were enough for Adam Ondra to climb "low" level but still (old school) 9a+… Continue

Added by 9b on June 12, 2009 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Salathé wall in 8h30 for Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold has done a record fast ascent of Salathé wall on El Cap, Yosemite: 8h30
Tommy Caldwell's previous record was 16h.

Full story and interview on Climbing

Added by 9b on June 5, 2009 at 10:47am — No Comments

Kalymnos 4th Rock Climbing Festival: overview by Aris Theodoropoulos

Kalymnos "topo guide" group.

Find more photos like this on 9b

The event celebrating the enchanting rocks of Kalymnos took place on the island for the fourth time on 22-26 May 2009.…


Added by 9b on June 4, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Alex Megos: fun first. Then ok, 9a on sight

Posted by 9b on March 27, 2013 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

Alex Megos is spending this year just climbing and having fun.

He was a student and, the next year, he will come back to study.

According to Adam Ondra, the most experienced 9as climber, Estado Critico, the route he climbed on sight is more than 8c+.…



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