Alex Barrows repeats the Wheel of Life

Alex Barrows. Pic by Scarpa.

Alex Barrows. Pic by Scarpa.

British climber Alex Barrows has climbed Dai Koyamada’s The Wheel Of Life, in the Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians of Australia.

The Wheel of Life is a massive linkage of several roof boulder problems, around 70 moves long. Depending on the climber it is graded as a route or as a boulder problem, with the grades ranging from 8c+ to 9a+ (route) or V14 to V16 (boulder). Barrows logged it as 9a in

Here’s Jorg Verhoeven climbing TWOF:

And if you want to have the kind of endurance needed to link a monster like TWOF, here you have some tips from Barrows himself:

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