Jan Hojer climbing Quoi de Neuf 8C | V15

Impressive video of Jan Hojer’s climbing Quoi de Neuf, a long roof problem in Fontainebleau graded 8C | V15. Rémy Bergasse did the first ascent in 2008 and it was repeated in 2015 by Sébastien Bouin and Alban Levier.

Super hard ascents catch-up

The world-wide sendfest continues, climbers are taking full advantage of the cool temperatures and opening and repeating hard stuff all over the place. Let’s catch up with some of it.

Paul Robinson, sendfest in Maltatal

American crusher Paul Robinson has been on a mission in the Austrian bouldering area of Maltatal. He had the goal of repeating the mythical line Bügeleisen. Although the weather conditions prevented him from repeating it from the sit start (8C | V15), he did the standing start along with some other super hard lines.

8B Flash by Luca Rinaldi

Italian climber Luca Rinaldi has pulled off his first flash of an 8B | V13 boulder. The line was Blinded by the Light, located in Brione, Switzerland.

Hukkataival repeats two of Squamish’s hardest problems

Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival has been bouldering in Squamish (British Columbia, Canada) and he has pulled off the first repetition of The Singularity, a very hard line that stood unrepeated for more than a decade. Here it is, on video, along with an ascent of The Reckoning V14 | 8B+, another of Squamish’s hardest boulders.

Penrose step, second V14 | 8B+ for Anna Stöhr

Austrian star Anna Stöhr has climbed Penrose step, in Leavenworth, Washington. This is her second V14 | 8B+ after New Baseline, which she climbed back in April.

8C | V15 first ascent by Alexey Rubtsov in Russia

More first ascents by Alexey Rubtsov. Int Lietlahti Park, after his 8B | V13 highball, he finished a couple of projects more, including Whiplash, an 8C | V15 problem that he considers the hardest in Russia

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 […]

Tom O’Halloran climbs The Wheel of Life

Australia’s most famous line, the super long (60+ moves) Wheel of Life in the Hollow Mountain Cave of the Grampians has seen another repetition. This time by Aussie climber Tom O’Halloran, who considers the ascent “a crazy dream come true“.

Jonatan Flor and Itziar Zabala, 2017 Spanish Bouldering Champions

Last weekend, Barcelona hosted the 2017 Spanish Bouldering Championships. Jonatan Flor defended his title while Itziar Zabala, who had already won the national cup in 2015, won her first national championship.