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  1. NEWS: Rockfax Bolt Fund Donations
    thumb UKC/Rockfax were recently able to make donations to bolting activities in a couple of the areas covered by Rockfax guides. Money from the sales of the North Wales Slate guide has been channeled towards the North Wales Bolt Fund and we have also donated to two active groups of bolters in El Chorro from the proceeds of the Spain: El Chorro guide.
  2. NEWS: The Big Issue E9 6c by Matt Helliker
    thumb Matt Helliker has headpointed John Dunne's The Big Issue E9 6c at Bosherston Head, Pembroke. Matt chose to place the gear on lead with the 20+ year old peg tied off.
  3. NEWSFLASH: The Big Bang 9a by Emma Twyford
    thumb Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a with a redpoint of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. Emma's ascent is only the third of this route, first climbed in 1996 by Neil Carson.
  4. NEWS: La Cabane au Canada 9a by Pete Dawson
    thumb Pete Dawson has redpointed La Cabane Au Canada 9a at Rawyl, Switzerland, adding another hard line to his impressive British summer ticklist of Hubble 9a, Pilgrimage 8B+ and Sea of Tranquility 8c/c+.
  5. INTERVIEW: New Base Line 8B+ by Linda Sjödin
    thumb 26-year-old Swedish climber Linda Sjödin has ticked Bernd Zangerl's New Base Line 8B+ in Magic Wood, Switzerland. The problem had seen four previous ascents by women, by Shauna Coxsey, Anna Stöhr, Alex Puccio and Mile Heyden. Compared to the first three IFSC circuit legends and regulars, though, Linda is relatively unknown - a fact that initially dissuaded her from attempting the boulder. She is only the 11th woman in the world to have bouldered 8B+.