Hard roofing in Colorado by Woods, Graham and Robinson

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American crushers Daniel Woods, Dave Graham and Paul Robinson have been busy establishing and repeating very hard roof problems in Colorado. Graham’s Topaz (V15 | 8C) and Woods’ Creature from the Black Lagoon (V16 | 8C+) are the new additions to their jaw-dropping resumés.

Alex Megos, third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15

Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming.

German climber Alex Megos has managed to repeat Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming V15 (8C). This is the third ascent of the problem, which features some of the most difficult individual moves ever climbed.

Watch Daniel Woods on Lucid Dreaming

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At the beginning of the year Daniel Woods managed to do the first (and only) repetition of Lucid Dreaming 8C | V15, one of the hardest problems on the planet. Footage from the ascent has been released as part of the promotion of the film Exposure Vol. II.

Get ready for the PsicoComp!

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Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.

Alex Puccio sends Jade, 8B+ | V14

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Alex Puccio has done the first female ascent of Jade, one of the most iconic boulder problems in North America. It took her only 4 sessions, sending first go the fourth day. With this ascent Puccio becomes the fourth woman ever to climb a 8B+ | V14 problem.

Bouldering Digest – 25 May 2013

Paul Robinson on The Ice Knife

After so many comps we have a lot of real-rock news to catch up with. In the USA Woods and Robinson have been repeating and establishing hard problems. Also, a really cool video on the adventures of Dave Graham and some other bouldering news… Let’s get this started!

Bouldering Digest – 16 April 2013

Skofic on The Dagger

Slovenian crusher Domen Škofic has done some good work in Switzerland. Also, Finnish maverick Nalle Hukkataival has repeated a legendary boulder problem put up by Klem Loskot. That and some other ascents from Robinson, Kassay and Webb. Let the digesting commence!

The 8B Flashers Club

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To join The 8B Flashers Club you must have flashed at least one boulder problem that, at that very moment, was considered 8B | V13 or harder.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 24 March 2013

General Disarray 8B | V13

The IFSC Competition season has begun with some of the best boulderers on Earth competing in Chongqing’s World Cup. Meanwhile, on real rock, some other strong guys (Robinson, Nakajima, Webb…) have been establishing and repeating really hard boulder problems. Oh, and Chris Sharma has red pointed the hardest route on the planet.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 19 March 2013

Rok Klancnik on FTGTF

Let’s see… we have Chris Schulte’s euro trip, Dave Graham latest V15, some really hard repeats in Switzerland, Daniel Woods not repeating a V15 (for a change!) and much more…