Day: November 16, 2023

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The Wizard sends again – Dave Graham FAs 8C+ in Bavona

Starting with zero expectations and tons of patience, Dave “The Wizard” Graham achieved the first ascent of Celestite (8C+) in Valle Bovona, Switzerland. At 41 years old, Graham is still up and rocking, having finished this majestic climb after only three sessions.  Although he was familiar with the project, he brought a twist regarding the …

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Babsi Zangerl’s Mind-Melting ascent of Meltdown

In the last weekend of October, more precisely on the 28th, Tyrolian powerhouse Babsi Zangerl made the fourth repeat and in the same time, the second female ascent of Meltdown (8c+), one of Yosemite’s hardest single-pitch trad lines. Established in 2008 by Beth Rodden, Meltdown is a 19-meter route involving intense crack skills and crazy …

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