The American Matt Fultz is in a complete intoxication frenzy. First he repeated the 8c + Boulder Grand Illusion and then doubled it a few days ago with Creature from the Black Lagoon, also 8c +.
Last year, the American professional climber switched Matt Fultz up a gear at the speed of a difficult boulder. He combines three 8c boulders and one with an 8c + rated boulder in his bouldering tricklist from 2020. In the new year, however, he is picking up the pace and is already presenting the following ascent list in the first half of the year:
- Sleepwalker (8c +), February 2021
- The Nest (8c), February 2021
- Pegasus (8c), March 2021
- Sound of Violence (8c, FA), March 2021
- Warp speed (8c, FA), April 2021
- Grand illusion (8c +), June 2021
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (8c +), July 2021
In April Matt Fultz put the focus entirely on the boulder Grand illusion. And that although he only wanted to project the boulder to get the necessary fitness for Creature from the Black Lagoon to obtain. But it turned out differently. Grand Illusion fascinated Matt to such an extent that he bit into the line.
On June 21, 2021, the necessary fitness was apparently there and Matt secured only the fourth ascent of the boulder in the Little Cottonwood Canyon near Utah.
From 8c + to 8c +
The next success message was not long in coming. Successful 14 days after the successful ascent of Grand Illusion Matt Fultz the ascent of a boulder that he tried for the first time four years ago: Creature from the Black Lagoon (8c +).
The Boulder Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the most popular 8c boulderers in the world, which gives the impression that it is rated too soft. Matt Fultz says that the boulder is much heavier than the 8c's.