Oriane Bertone climbs Golden Shadow, 8B+ | V14

French climber Oriane Bertone, just 12 years old, has become the 9th women to ever climb a boulder graded 8B+ | V14 by repeating Fred Nicole’s Golden Shadow in Rocklands, South Africa.

Paul Robinson, Matt Fultz and Daniel Woods climb La Plancha, V14 | 8B+

The latest addition to Colorado’s long list of superhard boulders is La Plancha. Located in The Flatirons, near Boulder, the line was discovered and cleaned by Chad Greedy and Isabelle Faus. Paul Robinson made the first ascent a few days ago, grading it V14 | 8B+. Now Matt Fultz and Daniel Woods have joined the […]

Free Range, V13, by Isabelle Faus

American boulderer Iabelle Faus keeps crushing, 3 days ago she added Free Range, V13 | 8B, to her impressive resume. This is her 12th boulder graded V13 or harder (only Ashima Shiraishi and Alex Puccio compare). It also the first female V13 of 2017.

The Wheel of Chaos, second V14 by Isabelle Faus

American boulderer Isabelle Faus has repeated Daniel Wood’s The Wheel of Chaos. This is Faus’ second ascent of a problem graded V14 | 8B+, after her repetition of Amandla in Rocklands. With this ascent, Faus confirms her position at the forefront of female bouldering, along with Alex Puccio and Ashima Shiraishi.

Yet another V13 for Isabelle Faus

Isabelle Faus has closed June with another V13, Don’t get too greedy in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This is Faus’ third V13 in a month (after The Automator and Evil Backwards), absolutely impressive.

Two V13’s more for Isabelle Faus

American Boulderer Isabelle Faus has repeated The Automator and Evil Backwards both graded V13 | 8B. Faus has also send two V12 | 8A+ lately, Overcling Traverse and Peace Frog sit (she did the First Ascent).

The Dark Daughter, 8B FA by Isabelle Faus

American crusher Isabelle Faus has done the first ascent of The Darkk Daughter (V13 | 8B), a traverse start into Dave Graham’s Child of God (V10 | 7C+) in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is probably the hardest first ascent ever done by a woman.

Isabelle Faus, first female ascent of Amandla V14

Isabelle Faus in Rocklands

American climber Isabelle Faus has pulled off yet another mind-blowing ascent. A few days ago, in Rocklands, she repeated Fred Nicole’s Amandla, graded V14 | 8B+.

8B Senders Ladies Club

Red Carpet

Very few women have managed to send a problem graded 8B | V13 (and only eight have climbed an 8B+ | V14). This grade of difficulty represents the very cutting edge of female bouldering.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 3 March 2013

We have two weeks worth of news. Get ready for a lengthy post! Japan and the USA crowned their bouldering champions, the brits selected their team for the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, a bunch of girls did pretty well on hard boulders, Jan Hojer went on a sending rampage and so did Toru Nakajima.