We have compiled a list of the most difficult boulders in the world from difficulty level 8C+. There are currently two 9A boulders, Return of the Sleepwalker and Burden of Dreams. Both have not yet been repeated. The boulder Soudain Seul was downgraded once and then upgraded again, currently checking in at 8c+/9a.
Among the most difficult bouldering lines in the world Burden of Dreams (9A), Return of the Sleepwalker (9A) and Soudain Seul (8C+/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. So there is no undisputedly rated 9A boulder yet.
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.
Most Difficult Boulder in the World | As of 14.06.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX
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