The reports about the difficult ascent by the Swiss Giuliano Cameroni have been increasing in recent times. His latest coup: He succeeds in what is probably the first flash ascent of an 8b boulder. The line “The House of the Rising Sun” in the South African Rocklands was created during his ascent.

Our editorial team actually planned the report about Giuliano's ascent of the 8c boulder Monkey Wedding (8c). But now poses Giuliano this walk almost a bit in the shade. Along with Daniel Woods Giuliano has been staying in South Africa for several weeks. It was Daniel Woods who checked out the boulder in Toprope and gave Giuliano some scant information on the sequence.

“A perfect afternoon. We ran up to this project, from the start I thought that the style would suit me. I decided to give a good first try and everything came together! ”

Giuliano Cameroni on His First Flash First Visit to The House of the Rising Sun (8b)

Based on the information from Daniel Woods rose Giuliano so in the Boulder and was a short time later on the block, but with a different than the planned beta.

Giuliano Cameroni at the celebration of The House of the rising sun (picture Chad Greedy)

According to our information, this is the first flash first ascent of a boulder on this difficulty level. By the way, just a few days later he managed to flash the Boulder Microline (8a +).

The entire South Africa ticklist of Giuliano Cameroni

8b + Ménage à trois
7c (Flash) The dying breed
8b (FA) Raised by Wolfes
8c Spray of Light
8c Monkey Wedding
7c + (Flash) Art Form
8b (Flash, FA) House of the Rising Sun.
8a + (FA) Hotel California
8a + (Flash) Microline
8a (FA) The Lion King
8a Beach Vibes
7c (Flash, FA) Bae Watch

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Credits: picture Chad Greedy