The Russian professional climber Vadim Timonov lives up to his name: Within just two days he climbed two extremely difficult boulders, including The Finnish Line (8c).
In January 2020 we ran the headline "He came, saw and climbed", because Vadim Timonov presented an unbelievable ticklist after his one month stay in Switzerland. It looks similar again now. Vadim Timonov has only been in South Africa for two days, but he has already announced the first inspections.
Balance day 1
Vadmin designed the boulder two years ago and climbed The Finnish Line with rope. At that time he didn't dare to go without a rope.
Balance day 2
It goes very fast. On the second day, Vadim did not rest on the laurels of the previous day, but hurried from block to block. After hitting the boulder Amandla (8b / +) committed within a very short time, he expanded the ticklist for the second day Purple Nipple Clan (8a) and Gogoan (8b).
Balance by the end of the stay?
Vadim Timonov is only at the beginning of his almost one-month trip. We are curious to see what the ticklist looks like after a week or the entire stay - and will keep you up to date.
That might interest you
- Giuliano Cameroni climbs the second 8c + Boulder in Switzerland with Poison the Well
- Vadim Timonov opens the heaviest boulder in Russia: Low Priora (8c / +)
- You must have seen the Magic Wood ticklist of Russian Vadim Timonov
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Credits: Cover picture Juliet Leonova