The Russian Vadim Timonov stayed in Switzerland for about a month. After just a week, his ticklist was more than impressive. For the remaining three weeks, he kept up the pace and took home an even longer ticklist. A summary.
With our first report we waited a week because we knew Vadim would put one (several) on it every day. After just a few days, he started nine boulders in the eighth degree of French and never needed more than three attempts for the lines.
Boulder started after a week
- Amber 8a + (flash)
- General Disarray 8b (second attempt)
- Vecchio leone 8b (third attempt)
- Off the wagon 8b + (second attempt)
- Dreamtime (8c)
- The Kingdom (8c)
- Arzak 8b + (second attempt)
- Entlinge (8b)
- Entwash 8a (flash)
This video showed his first inspections
After a betting detour to St. Gallen murgtal Vadim was back in Ticino in mid-December. Lines like The Story of Two Worlds (8c) and The Dagger (8b +) couldn't resist him for long either. With a twinkle in his eye, he announced the ascent of the 7b boulder as a “rest day activity” on January 8th Boogalagga within 10 minutes and a flash inspection of the 8a boulder Tasty Viennese delicacies.
Off The Wagon low is not successful
A line, however, tried Vadim Timonov several times without success: Off the wagon low (8c +) in Val Bavona, In one of his attempts, he flew unchecked onto his back from a considerable height (following video). The deep start version of the Bavona classic Off The Wagon was made a year ago by the American Shawn Raboutou first arrived (LACRUX reported).
Vadim Timonov tries Off The Wagon low in Val Bavona
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Credits: Cover picture Vadim Timonov