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Quick Sends – 3/2/09

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Nalle Hukkataival has been sending many hard Hueco boulder problems including the first flash of Fred Nicole’s Full Monty (V12).

ClimbingNarc has a good summary of the sends this season at Hueco.

There appears to be access issues at the sport climbing hotbed of Margalef, Spain.

The Book Of Bitter Aspects (V14) was repeated by Phillip Schaal.

Images of Golden Rule in Bishop climbed ropeless by Shawn Diamond.

Updates from Squamish.

Adam Ondra climbed the route Papichulo 9a+ at Oliana, Spain.

Impressive sends from young climbers: Geoffrey de Flaugergues, redpointed El Templo del Cafè at Alquezar, Spain, a possible 9a (5.14d), at the age of 13. David Firnenburg, also 13, sent L’Espiadimonis (8c/5.14b) at Margalef, Spain earlier this month.

Will Gadd makes two impressive ice climbing first ascents in Canada.

Massimo Laurencig and Gianni Dorigo carried out the first repeat of “Per Leila” (120m, III/6+) an ice climb first ascended by Luca Vuerich in January at Cima Cenge (Val Riofreddo, Julian Alps).

Chris Schulte has climbed his first 8B+, Gecko assis, at Fontainebleau. On the same trip he also sent La Merveille, 8A+, and Sideways daze, 8B.

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