Lots of pinching and a tricky ending! | Sunday Sends

This week we celebrate Alex Khazanov’s gold medal in Tai’an by reviewing one of his tops from Vail 2017. A powerful problem with lots of pinches and a spicy last move.

The Story of Two Worlds by Alex Khazanov

Israeli climber Alex Khazanov has started 2018 climbing the ultra-classic Story of Two Worlds in Cresciano, Switzerland. The line, first climbed by Dave Graham in 2005, has been considered the benchmark for 8C | V15.

Alex Khazanov crushing in Magic Wood: Practice of the Wild and New Base Line

Here’s a video of Israeli climber Alex Khazanov in Magic Wood, Switzerland, repeating New Base Line (8B+ | V14) and Practice of the Wild (which he considers to sit at the lower end of the 8C | V15 range).

Video Gems: Alex Khazanov sending Monkey Wedding 8C | V15

Here’s the uncut footage of Alex Khazanov’s repetition of Monkey Wedding, a super-hard Rocklands classic opened by Fred Nicole back in 2002. Enjoy.

Rocklands is in full season!

The South African paradise of Rocklands is full to the brim with crushers hiding from the high Summer temperatures in the northern hemisphere. Superclassic and superhard lines have been repeated left and right. Just this week Alex Khazanov climbed Monkey Wedding 8C | V15 and Marine Thevenet repeated Fragile Steps 8B | v13.

Video: Alex Khazanov crushing in the Red Rocks

Israeli climber Alex Khazanov has been on a climbing rampage since he left the army a few months ago. He’s been all over the place, climbing on rock and competing on plastic and we’ll get to see him in Meiringen this Friday. Here’s a recap of his visit to the Red Rocks of Nevada, including […]

Hard ascents in Switzerland by Amma and Khazanov

After competing in Adidas Rockstars, Japanese star Sachi Amma and Israeli young gun Alex Khazanov, headed to Switzerland, where they have made some impressive ascents, including three 1-day ascents of V14’s and the repetition of Ill Trill 8B+/C.