Krater, new 8C | V15 by Adam Ondra


Adam Ondra has added a new super hard line to his bouldering resume with his first ascent of Krater. The line is a linkage of Blatant and Kra, two 8B | V13 problems located in the Czech area of Holstejn (less than an hour away of Adam’s hometown, Brno). Adam considers it 8C | V15.

Video: Charles Albert climbing Monkey Wedding barefoot!


Here’s the video of Charles Albert’s ascent of Monkey Wedding (8C | V15).

Charles Albert climbs Monkey Wedding, 8C | V15, barefoot!


French climber Charles Albert has repeated Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding, considered V15 | 8C, without the use of climbing shoes (Albert is notorious for his very hard barefoot ascents).

Alex Puccio celebrates her 28th birthday climbing Bear Toss, 8B | V13


American crusher Alex Puccio has turned 28 years old and she celebrated the occasion sending her 21st problem graded V13 | 8B or harder, Bear Toss, on the Veritas Boulder, in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Liam Vance flashes Sky


American climber Liam Vance has pulled off one of the hardest flashes ever by sending Sky on his first try. The problem, located in Rocklands, South Africa, is usually considered V14 | 8B+, but Vance seems to consider it “just” V13 | 8B.

Ropes of Maui, 8B flash by Nathan Phillips


British climber Nathan Phillips has flashed Ropes of Maui, an 8B | V13 problem located in Llanberis Pass, North Wales. On the same session, he also climbed Diesel Power 8A | V11 and Mr Fantastic 8A+ | V12.

Alex Puccio warms up for Vail with another 8B | V13


Alex Puccio, in what was supposed to be a rest day, has climbed yet another V13 | 8B boulder, Dead Meadow in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This is Puccio’s 20th ascent graded V13 or harder.

The Pursuit of Happiness, first 8B | V13 by Mina Leslie-Wujastyk


British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is on a rock trip in South Africa, where she has climbed her first 8B-graded boulder, The Pursuit of Happiness, in the area of Redhill, close to Cape Town.

Video Gems: David Fitzgerald on Voyager sit (8B+ | V14)


A couple of months ago, Irish climber David Fitzgerald repeated the legendary line Voyager sit start (graded 8B+ | V14). Now Moon and Puzzleglass bring us a really good video about the projecting process and the ascent.

Lots of news to catch up with! OnBouldering Digest 24/05/2017


A lot has happened since the last Digest! Let’s play catch up with the latest bouldering news!