We have compiled a list of the most difficult boulders in the world from difficulty level 8C+. There are currently four 9A boulders, Alphane, Return of the Sleepwalker, Burden of Dreams and Soudain Seul, with Alphane being the only one that has been repeated several times and confirmed in grade.
Among the most difficult boulders in the world alphanes (9A), Burden of Dreams (9A), Return of the Sleepwalker (9A) and Soudain Seul (9A). Neither Burden of Dreams nor Return of the Sleepwalker have been repeated and confirmed in their degree. The boulder Soudain Seul got through on the first ascent Simon Lorenzi Rated 9A, passed on second ascent Nico Pelorson downgraded to 8C+ and through Camille Coudert rated 9A again on the third ascent. Shawn Raboutou's Alphane was repeated three times shortly after the first ascent and the grade was confirmed.
Overview: Most difficult boulders from 8C +
The list in the 8C+ area is significantly longer. The following compilation gives an overview of the most difficult boulders in the world from grade 8C+ (V16). The list is continuously updated. Notes on lines missing from the list are welcome and can be communicated in the comments field.
Note: Unofficially there are at least two other bouldering problems that belonged at the top of the list of the most difficult boulders in the world, but which have not yet been officially communicated.
The most difficult boulders in the world | As of 27.01.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX
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