Alex Megos, third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15

Alex Megos on Lucid Dreaming.

German climber Alex Megos has managed to repeat Paul Robinson’s Lucid Dreaming V15 (8C). This is the third ascent of the problem, which features some of the most difficult individual moves ever climbed.

Watch Daniel Woods on Lucid Dreaming

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At the beginning of the year Daniel Woods managed to do the first (and only) repetition of Lucid Dreaming 8C | V15, one of the hardest problems on the planet. Footage from the ascent has been released as part of the promotion of the film Exposure Vol. II.

Climbing With The Stars: La Sportiva Legends Only 2014

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Tomorrow 6 of the best boulderers on the planet will take part in the most exclusive comp of the year: La Sportiva Legends Only. Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods, Jernej Kruder, Jan Hojer, Jimmy Webb and Alex Megos will face 5 extremely hard problems (~ V12 | 8A+ to ~ V14 | 8B+) in Stockholm’s Klättercentret.

James Webb repeats Defying Gravity V15 | 8C

About a year after its first ascent by Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb has pulled off the first repetition of Defying Gravity. The problem, graded V15 | 8C, is located in Thunder Ridge, Colorado. “It is 25 feet tall, 58 degrees overhung, and explosive” said Woods.

Alex Puccio sends her second V14 | 8B+

Alex Puccio during the 2013 Innsbruck Bouldering World Cup

Alex Puccio is in top form and keeps on crushing. After her second place in the Bouldering World Championships she went back to Colorado and did a quick repeat (just two sessions) of Wheel of Chaos, V14 | 8B+.

Alex Puccio sends Jade, 8B+ | V14

Alex Puccio has done the first female ascent of Jade, one of the most iconic boulder problems in North America. It took her only 4 sessions, sending first go the fourth day. With this ascent Puccio becomes the fourth woman ever to climb a 8B+ | V14 problem.

Tamás Zupán – The path to V15

A couple of weeks ago Tamás Zupán repeated one of the hardest boulder problems in Switzerland: In Search of Time Lost. First climbed by Daniel Woods back in 2008 and graded 8C | V15, it’s one of the hardest and most spectacular roof problems on the planet.

Red Bull Creepers – Chris Sharma still rules

Last weekend in Puente la Reina, Spain, Chris Sharma proved once again that he’s the master of psicobloc, a.k.a. deep water soloing. The American won the Red Bull Creepers competition against some of the most talented climbers out there, including big stars like Nalle Hukkataival and Rustam Gelmanov.

15th ABS Nationals this weekend

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The 15th edition of the American Bouldering Series (the USA bouldering championship) kicks off this weekend in in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bouldering Digest – 25 May 2013

Paul Robinson on The Ice Knife

After so many comps we have a lot of real-rock news to catch up with. In the USA Woods and Robinson have been repeating and establishing hard problems. Also, a really cool video on the adventures of Dave Graham and some other bouldering news… Let’s get this started!