Nils Favre climbs Kintsugi V15 | 8C

Swiss climber Nils Favre recently pull off the third ascent of Kintsugi, a V15 | 8C boulder problem located in Red Rocks, Nevada. Nalle Hukkataival did the first ascent in 2015 and Jimmy Webb repeated it at the end of last year.

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“I spent 3 days on it trying several betas and finally found a new way which replaces 3 moves by a really big one. Last day of the trip and be alone was two factors which put my mind in a perfect focus to be able to climb at my best. It’s probably the only boulder of this trip which I didn’t make a single mistake in my climbing, this boulder changed my vision of bouldering.” Nils Favre

During his trip to Nevada, Favre climbed many other double-digit problems, including what’s probably the most iconic line in the state, Meadowlark Lemon (V14 | 8B+).

His tick list also included The Reflecting Pool (V13 | 8B), Shining Path, Abaddon, and Atlas Shrugged, all of them V12 | 8A+, and a flash of Stand and Deliver (V10/V11, about 8A).

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Favre sending The Reflecting Pool V13 | 8B. Quite a complex beta!

Here’s Nalle Hukkataival climbing Kintsugi (some days after slicing his leg open…):

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