Drew Ruana manages the first ascent of an old project near Lincoln Lake. He rates the Insomniac line with an 8c +.
It was an epic day for the American Drew Ruana. During his trip to Lincoln Lake, he got caught in a violent thunderstorm, only to take advantage of a time window with perfect weather for his bouldering project.
The Boulder Insomniac starts at Wheel of Wolvo / Delirium and runs along an 8-move sequence in the area 8b + up to a good handle. Then it goes to the We Can Build You line with its endurance climbing, again in the 8b + area.
The entire line stretches over around 30 trains with a “moment of horror” just before disembarking. In total, Drew invested around 10 days in Insomniac and fell around 20 times just before the end of the boulder.
Young talent from the United States
21-year-old Drew Ruana is one of the strongest climbers in the United States. Last year alone, he climbed a large number of the most difficult boulders in North America. The year started for Drew with the inspections of The Sleepwalker (8c +) and The Nest (8c).
Drew Ruana inspecting The Box Therapy
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Credits: Cover picture Alton Richardson