Alex Khazanov crushing in Magic Wood: Practice of the Wild and New Base Line

Here’s a video of Israeli climber Alex Khazanov in Magic Wood, Switzerland, repeating New Base Line (8B+ | V14) and Practice of the Wild (which he considers to sit at the lower end of the 8C | V15 range).

2017 has been a productive year for Khazanov. He’s been training with his pal, former World Champion Alexey Rubtsov, and has sent double digits all over the world.

Back in winter, he repeated Meadowlark Lemon (8B+ | V14), along with many other hard lines, in Red Rocks, Nevada.

He took part in all but one of the IFSC World Cups (he skipped Navi Mumbai), making semifinals in Hachioji and Vail and ending up 32nd in the World Cup Ranking. By the way, right after Vail, he repeated the ultra classic Trice (considered the first V12 | 8A+)

Also, during the Summer he made his first visit to Rocklands, South Africa, where, among many other hard lines, he climbed Monkey Wedding (V15 | 8C).

Khazanov during the World Cup in Vail, Colorado

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