Jakob Schubert flashes Catalan Witness the Fitness, 8B+ | V14

Austrian star Jakob Schubert has pulled off one of the hardest flashes we’ve seen in a while. During his recent trip to Catalonia, he flashed Chris Sharma’s roof problem Catalan Witness the Fitness, which was originally graded 8C | V15 (but that Schubert considers ‘low 8B+ | V14‘).

The Story of Two Worlds by Alex Khazanov

Israeli climber Alex Khazanov has started 2018 climbing the ultra-classic Story of Two Worlds in Cresciano, Switzerland. The line, first climbed by Dave Graham in 2005, has been considered the benchmark for 8C | V15.

The inspiring story of Thomas Blaabjerg: from two shattered heels to an 8B+

In 2013, Danish climber Thomas Blaabjerg suffered a climbing accident that left him with serious fractures in both heels. To this day, he still needs crutches to make his way to the boulders. But with inspiring determination he has managed to not only get back to climbing but to climb harder than ever before.

Michaela Kiersch joins the 8B club with Crown of Aragorn

American climber Michaela Kiersch is on a tear in Hueco Tanks. Over the last few days, she has sent several double-digits (V10 | 7C+ or harder), including her first V13 | 8B, Crown of Aragorn, of which she did the third female ascent (after Ashima Shiraishi and Alex Puccio).

Paul Robinson and Daniel Woods crushing in Joe’s Valley

Paul Robinson keeps delivering cool videos of his bouldering adventures. After his Maltatal sessions, he flew back home and teamed up with Daniel Woods to pay a visit to the sandstone boulders of Joe’s Valley, in Utah.

Zan Sudar repeats Bügeleisen 8B+ | V14

Slovenian climber Zan Lovenjak Sudar has climbed his second 8B+ | V14 by repeating Klem Loskot’s Bügeleisen in the Austrian area of Maltatal. The 19-year-old pulled off a quick ascent that required just 4 sessions. That same day he also climbed Wrestling with an Alligator 8B | V13.

Psychopad, second 8B | V13 by Oriane Bertone

12 year old climber Oriane Bertone has sent her second 8B | V13 boulder problem, the extend version of Psychopad. The problem, located in the French island of Reunion, was opened by Grég Sobczak in 2012 and repeated by Alban Levier last year.

Dan Turner climbs Voyager sit start 8B+ | V14

British climber Dan Turner has climbed one of the most iconic problems in the UK, Voyager, from the sitting start. The line, graded 8B+ | V14, has only seen 4 repetitions (including Turner’s) since Ben Moon’s first ascent back in 2006.

Papa Oso, Alberto Rocasolano keeps delivering 8C’s

Alberto Rocasolano’s extremely productive year continues as the Spaniard has just climbed the extended version of his line Papa Oso (in Torrelodones, Madrid). Rocasolano opened the line back in 2011, finishing it without topping out the boulder (he didn’t think it was possible). 6 years later he went back and managed to climb the entire […]

Ryohei Kameyama, yet another crusher from Japan

If you read our latest summary of hard ascents, the name Ryohei Kameyama may have caught your eye. The Japanese sent a bunch of super hard lines in Fontainebleau, but to many of us he’s pretty much an unknown. Relais Vertical has released a video that let us learn a bit more about him.