Niky Ceria Off the Wagon low bouldering

Bouldering world elite besieged blocks in Ticino

The international bouldering elite are currently cavorting in the Swiss sun parlor - from Woods to Graham, they are all there. This high density of strong climbers is also reflected in the fact that numerous classics have been repeated, hard boulders have been projected and new lines have been climbed for the first time.

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Daniel Woods and Will Bosi in Flash mode

The Ticino bouldering classics seem to appeal to Will Bosi. After his success in Alphane (9A), the strong Scot also managed the flash ascent of the 8B classic Vecchio Leone in Brione. Also going strong was Daniel Woods, who repeated Fred Nicole's Radja (8B+) from 1996 with the original beta.

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8C+ boulder after torn ligament

Jimmy Webb tore multiple ankle ligaments in a fall this spring. The strong American seems to have survived the forced break resulting from this. He recently repeated Drew Ruana's test piece Insomniac (8C+) in Lincoln Lake and is definitely back in the game.

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These are the most difficult boulders in the world

Officially there are currently two 9A boulders: Return of the Sleepwalker and Burden of Dreams. Both have not yet been repeated. Soudain Seul was demoted once and then upgraded again, currently checking in at 8c+/9a. Unofficially there are at least two other boulder problems that belonged at the top of the list of the most difficult boulders in the world, but Shawn Raboutou does not want to reveal them yet.

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