James Pearson gets the third ascent of the 8c boulder Juneru Sit in Albarracin. For the Briton it is the first boulder of this difficulty. At the same time, Pearson underscores his versatility as a climber with this ascent.
Just on International Women's Day, Janja Garnbret announces the first women's ascent of the Bouldering Iron (8b +) in the Maltatal. The Slovenian once again underlines her extraordinary strength.
The fact that Michaela Kiersch is a strong climber has been known since her ascent of the Sharma route Dreamcatcher near Squamish. In Ogden, Utah, she recently underlined that the American is also at the forefront of bouldering. There she climbed her first boulder of this difficulty with Hailstorm (8b +).
The American Dave Graham is almost a fixture in Ticino. His most recent video shows him inspecting the Giuliano Cameroni line Squalo Bianco (8b +). Also in Ticino, but only for three days, was the German boulderer Florian Wintjes. He managed several highballs and the Kubalik (8b+) and Conquistador direct (8b) lines.
In the seventeenth edition of BETA we have Alexander Megos as a guest in the studio. We talk to Megos about the devaluation battle in Spain, the impact of videos on climbing grades and how he dealt with the devaluation of his 9c route bibliography.
Camille Coudert repeats Soudain Seul and gives a rating of 9a. The line is back in the running as the second 9a boulder in the world.
At the end of January, the Frenchman Simon Lorenzi made the first ascent of the extremely difficult boulder Big Conviction (8c +). The video for his Fontainebleau test piece is now available.
News from Las Vegas suggests that Jakob Schubert won't live up to his nickname Mr. Downgrad at Sleepwalker. The Austrian reports that the destination of his US trip is more challenging than he had hoped.
It's no secret: Ticino has had perfect climbing conditions for a long time. This was used by various pros to score heavy lines. So Dave Graham and Clement Lechaptois got the fourth and fifth ascent of Roadkill 8C. Nils Favre from western Switzerland gets Tomba 8B+ and Heritage 8B/+ as well as General Dissaray 8B and Casavino 8B+ in one day.
On the last day of her stay in Switzerland, Brooke Raboutou manages two difficult boulders: Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).
A few days ago, Jakob Schubert started his trip to the USA. Now the goal of his stay in Las Vegas is known: He projects the Boulder Return of the Sleepwalker (9a). When will the ascent work? Is the Boulder threatened with devaluation?
The Frenchman Simon Lorenzi again manages to climb an extremely difficult boulder: Big Conviction (8c +).
The young American Katie Lamb once again manages to climb a difficult boulder: Direct North in Bishop
Ticino currently seems to be under siege. Numerous strong climbers take advantage of the perfect conditions in southern Switzerland. These are recent achievements.
The American Brooke Raboutou has been in Switzerland for almost a week and is now announcing two difficult ascents.