In August, the Italian Luca Rinaldi secured the second ascent of the 8c boulder Power of Now in Magic Wood, Switzerland.

power of now is undoubtedly one of the most impressive lines on the blocks of the Magic Wood. Strong and dynamic moves and the necessary portion of determination are required for the ascent. The boulder was first climbed by the Ticino professional climber Giuliano Cameroni in June 2020.

Only a few weeks later, the Italian secured himself Luca Rinaldi the second ascent of Power of Now. The video of his inspection is now online.

When I first saw Giuliano's video, I couldn't get the boulder Power of Now out of my head.

Luca Rinaldi

Just 14 days after Luca, it was the 24-year-old Briton James squirewho secured the third iteration followed on Jonas Winter in September 2020.

Luca Rinaldi during the ascent of the boulder Power of Now (8c)

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Credits: Cover picture Luca Rinaldi