Massive 8C Catch-Up

Time to play catch up with all the super hard ascents that have been done all over the world in the last weeks. Grab a map, let’s go!

Wonderlust 8B | V13 by Isabelle Faus

American boulderer Isabelle Faus has climbed her 11th 8B | V13 boulder, Wonderlust, located in St. Vrain Canyon, Colorado.

Jumpman, Paul Robinson latest short

Paul Robinson is taking his craft as a filmmaker to a new level. Movies like Uncharted Lines aside, he’s producing short clips from his trips that are getting better by the day. His latest short depicts his personal battle to send Jumpman, a V14 | 8B+ located in Colorado.

Hard climbs on the Dreamtime Boulder by Cotting and Schubert

The legendary Dreamtime Boulder, in Cresciano, Switzerland, has seen a lot of traffic lately. After the repetitions of The Story of Two Worlds by Khazanov, Rauch and Jelonek, the line has also been climbed by Sebastian Cotting. Meanwhile, on the other side of the boulder, Jackob Schubert climbed Dreamtime.

Video: Nacho Sanchez sending El Indomable 8C/+ | V15/16

Here’s a short and sweet video covering Nacho Sanchez’s ascent of El Indomable, a super hard line opened by Alberto Rocasolano and considered by Sanchez to be one of the hardest he’s ever climbed.

Nayuta V16 movie review

Dai Koyamada climbed his V16 | 8C+ boulder Nayuta in April of last year. He recently published a movie following the projecting process and final ascent. It depicts that one boulder in meticulous detail, showing the slow progress made by Koyamada, try after try until he finally succeeded.

Dave MacLeod repeats Catalan Witness the Fitness

Scottish climber Dave MacLeod has repeated Catalan Witness the Fitness, a roof problem opened by Chris Sharma a couple of years ago in Catalonia. The 39-year-old considers the line to fall within the 8B+ | V14, concurring with Jakob Schubert’s assessment.

Nacho Sanchez repeats El Indomable, the hardest problem in Spain

Spanish climber Nacho Sanchez has pulled off the first repetition of Alberto Rocasolano’s El Indomable, calling it “a very hard 8C” and “the hardest problem I’ve ever climbed“. The line was opened as an 8C+ | V16 by Rocasolano back in October.

V15’s by Rauch, Jelonek and Koyamada

Over the last week The Story of Two Worlds, one of the most famous V15 | 8C problems in Europe has seen 3 ascents (two of them by the same climber!) and Dai Koyamada has added yet another super hard first ascent to his legendary resume.

Paul Robinson, back in Hueco Tanks

Paul Robinson keeps doing his thing, sending hard problems all over the planet and making high-quality videos while he’s at it. Right now he’s back in Hueco Tanks, Texas, exploring an area that has recently reopen to climbing.