A little audiovisual flashback to start the year: Daniel Woods in Valais. In 2022, the American climbing professional spent a month traveling through western Switzerland and climbed many a classic, including Foundation's Edge (8C), Scarred for Life (8B+) and Compass North (8B+, Flash).
Anak Verhoeven is unstoppable: In Rodellar, the Belgian manages another 9a+ route with No pain, no gain. The Frenchman Marine Thévenet is also doing well at the moment. She boulders in Fionnay Compass North (8B+).
The American top climber Daniel Woods flashes the Boulders Compass North (8B+) in Fionnay. It is only the third ascent of the line after Clément Lechaptois and Aidan Roberts and one of his most difficult flash ascents for Daniel Woods.
In 2013, bouldering legend Dave Graham opened Foundation's Edge (8C). Since then, the groin-heavy boulder has been considered a valid test piece in Fionnay. The strong Belgian Simon Lorenzi recently secured an incredibly fast repetition: in just one and a half hours he climbed the line on the third attempt.
In the middle of the week Shawn Raboutou let the cat out of the bag: last summer he got the first ascent of Fuck the System (8C +) in Fionnay and thus solved one of the old problems of bouldering legend Dave Graham, the sit start of Foundation's Edge (8c) . And he secretly bouldered 9A.
Samuel Ometz from western Switzerland manages to freely climb a multi-pitch route that he set up near Fionnay. The Sauve qui pleut route is one of the most difficult MSL routes in Switzerland.
Dylan Chuat only managed the fourth ascent of the Boulders Foundation's Edge (8c). Here is the video of his inspection.
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