Jonatan Flor repeats Crisis 8C/+

Spanish bouldering champion Jonatan Flor has started 2017 on a very good note, repeating Nacho Sanchez’ Crisis, a really hard roof problem graded 8C/+ (V15/16).

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Crisis is a long line, about 21 moves long (18 of them on a horizontal roof), located in a cave near the town of Crevillente, in southeast Spain.

Nacho Sánchez did the first ascent two years ago and since then the line remained unrepeated. Flor climbed the standing start last summer and yesterday he did the entire line, his hardest ascent to date.

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Jonatan Flor has been competing internationally for Spain since 2014. Back then he won a bronze medal in the European Youth Championships; then in 2015 he made top 10 in the Youth World Championships and last season he managed to make semifinals in the Munich Bouldering World Cup.

Check out Flor training with the rest of the Spanish team last summer:

And here’s Sánchez doing the first ascent of Crisis:

A week ago Alberto Rocasolano also did some hard climbing in that cave, including the first ascent of a line that shares the start of Crisis and the ending of Inmsonio, another line by Nacho Sánchez. According to Rocasolano the new line is about 8B+/C. Here it is on video:

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And talking about Rocasolano, here’s a new video of him climbing his 8C+ | V16 proposal La Teoría del Todo:

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And to close the Spanish-rampage news, according to 8a.nu, another hard line opened by Rocasolano, Soyuz low, graded 8C | V15 and located in Zarzalejo, near Madrid, has been repeated by César Quero a few days ago.

Here’s Rocasolano on Soyuz Low:

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