The Globalist, 8B/+ Flash by Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb has added another impressive flash to his resume by repeating The Globalist first-try. Located near Helsinki, The Globalist was opened in 2009 by Nalle Hukkataival, who proposed the 8B+ | V14 grade. Since then some repeaters have suggested the downgrade to 8B | V13. In any case, a very hard problem and one […]

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.

Get ready for the PsicoComp!

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Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.

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.

James Webb, The Understanding in a day

James Webb on The Understanding 8C | V15

Somehow today I managed a one day ascent of literally the BEST boulder I have ever climbed.. The Understanding, 8C in Magic Wood. This one is just hands down the sickest line ever. It’s a massive problem that demands so much of you physically and mentally.

“Nothing special” by James Webb

James Webb bouldering in South Africa

“This is just a little piece highlighting my flashes in South Africa. Nothing special.” Despite his Brabe and Humble™ statements american boulderer James Webb has done some pretty special stuff this year. He’s just released a short clip with uncut footage of his  flashes of many classics in South Africa. Enjoy.

Bouldering Digest – 16 April 2013

Skofic on The Dagger

Slovenian crusher Domen Škofic has done some good work in Switzerland. Also, Finnish maverick Nalle Hukkataival has repeated a legendary boulder problem put up by Klem Loskot. That and some other ascents from Robinson, Kassay and Webb. Let the digesting commence!

The 8B Flashers Club

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To join The 8B Flashers Club you must have flashed at least one boulder problem that, at that very moment, was considered 8B | V13 or harder.

Weekly Bouldering Digest – 1 April 2013

Nagao on Hydrangea 8C | V15

We bring you results from the Military Winter World Games, four 8C | V15, two mind-blowing flashes, and a ton of content from Chongqing’s Bouldering World Cup. Oh, and this week we’ll have our second Bouldering World Cup of the year while Canada crowns its Bouldering Champions.