On July 9, 2021, Drew Ruana climbed Insomniac (8C+). The strong American recently released an edit by Alton Richardson that is well worth seeing, showing him making the first ascent of his boulder in Lincoln Lake, Colorado.

The ticklist of Drew Ruana is long and impressive: in his prime discipline of bouldering alone, the American can show fifty 8b+, seventeen 8c and four 8c+. One of his most difficult boulders to date is Insomniac (8C+) in Lincoln Lake. In the summer of 2021 he wrestled the line from the first ascent. The entire line extends over around 30 trains with a "moment of terror" just before the exit. Overall, Drew invested about 10 days in Insomniac and fell about 20 times near the bottom of the boulder.

Video: Drew Ruana on the first ascent of Insomniac (8C+)

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Credits: Cover photo Alton Richardson

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