The Outer Limits, V15 first ascent by Jimmy Webb in Lake Tahoe

American boulderer Jimmy Webb has been exploring the bouldering areas near Lake Tahoe and has pulled off the first ascent of a long-standing project that he’s calling The Outer Limits. It is a tall (about 20 feet | 6 meters) and powerful line that Webb considers V15 | 8C.

Vrtule 8C/+, another superline in Holštejn by Ondra

Adam Ondra keeps sending hard lines in his limestone playground in Holštejn, Czech Republic. Last week he opened Drift 8C | V15 and now he has done the first ascent of Vrtule, which he considers even harder, 8C/+ | V15/16.

Video gems: Nina Williams on Ray of Light 8B | V13

Back in 2015, American climber Nina Williams made the first (and so far only) female ascent of Ray of Light, an 8B | V13 boulder problem located in Rocklands, South Africa, and opened by Fred Nicole. Now a video of the ascent, an excerpt from the climbing film ZA, has been published. Enjoy.

Drift, Adam Ondra’s latest 8C | V15 in Holštejn

After sending his super project in Norway, Adam Ondra is back home, training and having fun in the local area of Holštejn, located to the north of his hometown, Brno. His latest hard first ascent is Drift, a hard boulder/traverse that he considers 8C | V15.

Alexey Rubtsov repeats Triangular Face, grading it 8B+ | V14

Russian climber Alexey Rubtsov has made the first repetition of Triangular Face, a hard boulder problem, located near Triangular Lake, close to the Russian Border with Finnland.

More hard ascents by Rocasolano

Alberto Rocasolano keeps crushing all over Spain. A few days ago we talked about his super roof problem near Madrid, now we share this video of his ascents in the granite area of Hoyamoros (located to the west of Madrid, close to the border with Portugal). The ticklist shown in the video is quite impressive: […]

Creature from the Black Lagoon, Topaz and Jade: Hard repetitions in Colorado

The alpine bouldering in Colorado has brought us some of the hardest repetitions of the season. Sam Weir, Jimmy Webb and Daisuke Ichimiya have repeated problems up to V16!

Gabri Moroni closes a great September with an 8C | V15

September has been a great month for Italian climber Gabriele Moroni. He considers it one of his ‘most productive months ever’, having climbed 3 hard lines that would make any climber proud.

Wovenhand, another Swiss 8B | V13 by Puccio

Two days ago I reviewed Alex Puccio’s impressive climbs in Magic Wood and closed the post pointing out that she still had more than a week left in Switzerland, so more hard ascents wouldn’t come as a surprise. It didn’t take long.

Roof 8C by Alberto Rocasolano

Spanish climber Alberto Rocasolano has just published a video with some of his latests, and hardests, ascents. He’s been exploring a granite cave near Madrid, in which he has opened some very hard lines, including Trinity, a long roof problem graded 8C | V15.