Yannick Flohé has made a brilliant start to the new climbing year: in Ticino's Bouldering Mecca Chironico, he climbed two tough test pieces in one day on January 24th: Ephyra (8C+) and From Dirt Grows the Flowers (8C).
Stefano Ghisolfi, who not so long ago was still on the most difficult sport climbing route in the world, swaps a climbing rope for a crash pad. In Chironico, he tries his hand at one of the world's toughest boulders: Alphane (9A), guided by Shawn Raboutou, the first ascent.
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.
Shawn Raboutou opens two 9A boulders. The Alphane Moon Project line and the Megatron Project. Raboutou never communicated officially.
The strong German Kim Marschner managed the first ascent of Forgotten Gem (8c) in February. Now there's the video for it. The line is the famous diamond project by Bernd Zangerl and Thomas Steinbrugger in Chironico.
This video shows Giuliano Cameroni during the third ascent of the boulder Ephyra (8c +) in Chironico, Ticino. The line was first climbed by Jimmy Webb and repeated by the Italian Niky Ceria.
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