Dan Turner climbs Voyager sit start 8B+ | V14

British climber Dan Turner has climbed one of the most iconic problems in the UK, Voyager, from the sitting start. The line, graded 8B+ | V14, has only seen 4 repetitions (including Turner’s) since Ben Moon’s first ascent back in 2006.

Papa Oso, Alberto Rocasolano keeps delivering 8C’s

Alberto Rocasolano’s extremely productive year continues as the Spaniard has just climbed the extended version of his line Papa Oso (in Torrelodones, Madrid). Rocasolano opened the line back in 2011, finishing it without topping out the boulder (he didn’t think it was possible). 6 years later he went back and managed to climb the entire […]

Ryohei Kameyama, yet another crusher from Japan

If you read our latest summary of hard ascents, the name Ryohei Kameyama may have caught your eye. The Japanese sent a bunch of super hard lines in Fontainebleau, but to many of us he’s pretty much an unknown. Relais Vertical has released a video that let us learn a bit more about him.

Jan Hojer climbing Quoi de Neuf 8C | V15

Impressive video of Jan Hojer’s climbing Quoi de Neuf, a long roof problem in Fontainebleau graded 8C | V15. Rémy Bergasse did the first ascent in 2008 and it was repeated in 2015 by Sébastien Bouin and Alban Levier.

“You almost want it to be more special”, Nalle Hukkataival reflects on his ascent of Burden of Dreams V17 | 9A

About a year ago, Finnish athlete Nalle Hukkataival made history by climbing the infamous Lappnor project, calling it Burden of Dreams and grading it 9A | V17, the first ever. A short movie was made of that ascent (and the long process that led to it), and now an interview recorded right after the ascent […]

Super hard ascents catch-up

The world-wide sendfest continues, climbers are taking full advantage of the cool temperatures and opening and repeating hard stuff all over the place. Let’s catch up with some of it.

Video: My Process, with Toru Nakajima

Another cool video following Toru Nakajima. If you liked the video covering his ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15 | 8C, don’t miss this one about his personal approach to climbing.

Paul Robinson, sendfest in Maltatal

American crusher Paul Robinson has been on a mission in the Austrian bouldering area of Maltatal. He had the goal of repeating the mythical line Bügeleisen. Although the weather conditions prevented him from repeating it from the sit start (8C | V15), he did the standing start along with some other super hard lines.

Video: Giuliano Cameroni climbing Hazel Grace 8C | V15

Back in August, Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni opened a super hard boulder in Gottardo, Switzerland, calling it Hazel Grace and proposing the grade of 8C | V15. Here’s the video of the ascent:

8B Flash by Luca Rinaldi

Italian climber Luca Rinaldi has pulled off his first flash of an 8B | V13 boulder. The line was Blinded by the Light, located in Brione, Switzerland.