As early as the middle of this year, there were rumors of two 9A boulders that Shawn Raboutou is said to have first climbed in spring 2022. One of them is Alphane in Ticino, the second Megatron in Eldorado Canyon near Colorado. Now the video for the second 9A first ascent by Shawn Raboutou is online.
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.
This video shows eight super strong boulderers as they tackle the Kingdom Wall in Brione, Ticino.
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.
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.
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.
The latest issue of the news program BETA is devoted to the topic of ring ligament rupture and how to prevent it, deals with two potential 9c candidates and takes a critical look at Daniel Woods' video of the 9a boulder ascent.
A few weeks ago Daniel Woods managed the first ascent of the Boulder Return of the Sleepwalker. As a rating, he suggested 9a. Here is the video of the inspection.
The American Daniel Woods succeeds in only the third ascent of the 8c + Boulder Grand Illusion in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
She is 19 years young, only started climbing four years ago - and recently got her first 9a in just 5 attempts. Actiontalk TV invited the scene's shooting star to the BETA program and accompanied her on the Voralpsee.
Daniel Woods manages the first ascent of the Boulder Return of the Sleepwalker in the Red Rocks. He suggests 9a as a rating.
Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and other American bouldering professionals climbed a series of difficult lines in 2019/2020. Here is the video.
In their latest film, Daniel Woods and Matty Hong show recordings from their boulder trip to Ticino. The film Stone Spirit shows numerous classics and new inspections.
A few days ago, Daniel Woods only managed to repeat the second 8c + boulder in Switzerland for the second time: Off the Wagon sit in Val Bavona, Ticino.
Several times we reported on the inspections in Brazil by Giuliano and Daniel. Now a video with three more first ascents online.