The Wheel of Chaos, second V14 by Isabelle Faus

American boulderer Isabelle Faus has repeated Daniel Wood’s The Wheel of Chaos. This is Faus’ second ascent of a problem graded V14 | 8B+, after her repetition of Amandla in Rocklands. With this ascent, Faus confirms her position at the forefront of female bouldering, along with Alex Puccio and Ashima Shiraishi.

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Update: Video of the ascent!

Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, The Wheel of Chaos was opened by Daniel Woods in 2013. It is an endurance testpiece, more than 20 moves long, graded V14 | 8B+. Alex Puccio did the first female ascent two years ago. So far only five women have managed to climb a problem that hard (Puccio, Faus, Shiraishi, Coxsey and Ogawa).

Here’s Woods doing the first ascent:

Since 2014 Faus has climbed 8 problems graded V13 or harder, including the hardest first ascent ever done by a woman, The Dark Daughter. To know more about her check out this article by Jackie Hueftle.

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