8B | V13 Flash by Michael Piccolruaz

Last weekend, in Maltatal, Austria, Italian climber Michael Piccolruaz did his hardest flash to date by climbing Klem Loskot’s Wrestling With an Alligator, graded 8B | V13, on his first try.

Piccolruaz on Wrestling With an Alligator. Pic by Alexandra Ladurner.

Piccolruaz on Wrestling With an Alligator. Pic by Alexandra Ladurner.

I wasn’t quite sure whether I should try it or not since I felt tired and my skin was really bad. Eventually the guys got me motivated and so I gave it a go. Not much later I was topping out realizing that I had just made my hardest flash!

This season Piccolruaz won the silver medal in the Bouldering World Cup in Kazo, Japan, and is currently ranked 15th of the world.

Earlier this year, Wrestling With an Alligator was also climbed by Austrian superstar Anna Stöhr, it was the first female ascent:

yihaaaaaa – today i climbed klem loskot’s classic ‘wrestling with an alligator’ 8b in maltatal :)

Posted by Anna Stöhr on Monday, March 28, 2016



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