Jongwon Chon establishes Korea’s first V15 | 8C

Korean star Jongwon Chon has opened Korea’s first V15 | 8C, calling it Eternal Sunshine. It is a a tall (about 10m | 32 feet) problem located in Mudeungsan, South Korea. This is Chon’s second ascent of that grade after Asagimadara, which he climbed in March, along with Adam Ondra and Sachi Amma.

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After his overall victory in the 2015 Bouldering World Cup, Chon has had another great season in 2016. He’s ranked 4th both in the World Ranking and in the Bouldering World Cup, in which he won 3 medals, one of each color. Outdoors he also did very well, with his repetition of Jade (V14 | 8B+) and his flash of Bear Toss (V13 | 8B).

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