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Are Hard Climbs Better? Part 2

In our previous post we looked at user ratings for ascents in the 8a.nu top 100 female/sport/boulder database. We missed an important detail though…when an ascent is logged a default rating of

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8a.nu Climbers

In previous posts where we’ve looked at data from 8a.nu it’s always been from climbers in the top 100 rankings (female/sport/boulder). This gives us a nice snapshot of ‘elite’ climbers,

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Are Hard Climbs Better?

[Update 13/10/2017: user NP pointed out an interesting issue with the below article in the comments.  We’ve done a follow up in Are Hard Climbs Better? Part 2] Have you

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BMI and Climbing

It is well known that climbing (both bouldering and sport climbing) is a sport that is affected by power to weight ratios. The biggest factor that bodyweight affects is the

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BMI in elite level climbers

Body weight in climbing is a hot topic of discussion and has been for a long time. It’s widely acknowledged that carefully controlled body fat composition can help in some

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9c, Adam Ondra and Alex Megos

The big grade of 9c has officially landed! Adam Ondra has succeeded on his Flatanger Project Hard, undoubtedly the pinnacle of his climbing career to date. The 9c grade is

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Milestone Grades

Every now and then we bump in to interesting little titbits in our data: milestone grades are one of these! In theory we would expect people’s best grades to follow some sort

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