Anak Verhoeven has made the first ascent of Kraftio, an old project in Belgium. Graded 8c+/9a it is currently the hardest climb in the country and is a tribute to Chloé Graftiaux, the talented Belgian climber who perished in 2010.
A book and non-profit association have been created to honour Chloé Graftiaux, the Belgian climber who lost her life last August in a fall from Aiguille Noire de Peuterey (Mont Blanc). Published below is an open letter by Chloé's parents
On Saturday 21/08/2010 Chloé Graftiaux, the Belgian sport climbing champion and one of the strongest athletes in the world ranking, died after falling from the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey (Mont Blanc).
Puigblanque (ESP) and Kim (KOR) won the 25th Rock Master Lead in Arco. Lachat (SUI) and Stöhr (AUT) were victorious in the Bouldering competition, while the Speed gold medal went to Hroza (CZE) and He (CHN) and Team Spedwas won by China. The Lead Duel was won by Ondra (CZE) and Posch (AUT) while Graftiaux (BEL) and McColl (CAN) won the Combined event. Jenny Lavarda and Stefano Ghisolfi the best Italians in 2nd place in the Combined.
On 15/05/2010 the first of the seven stage Bouldering World Cup 2010 was won in Greifensee (Switzerland) by Kilian Fischhuber (AUT) and Alex Johnson (USA). Adam Ondra (CZE) and Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) placed second, while Christian Core (ITA) and Chloé Graftiaux (BEL) finished third.
On 17/01/2010 Markus Bendler from Austria and Chloe Graftiaux from Belgium won the ninth Ice Master di Daone, valid as the second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2010.