Alexey Rubtsov goes big with Flame, 8B | V13 highball

Alexey Rubtsov keeps climbing strong outdoors. He may be best known for his impressive results on comps, but this year we’ve seen him crushing on rocks too. In January he climbed From Dirt Grows the Flower 8C | V15 and recently he repeated Triangular Face 8B+ | V14. Now he has opened a very tall boulder in Lietlahti park, Russia, close to the border with Finnlad, which he considers 8B | V13.

'Today it was very cold, a few degrees below zero, but inside me there was a flame.'

According to Rubtsov “the wall is about 8-9 meters with a crux in about 5-6 meters“. (For imperial system readers, that’s about 27 feet, with a crux at 18 feet).


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