Chares Albert, an 18 year old Font local, yesterday repeated the original version (left exit) of “L’alchimiste” in Apremont, 19 years after Marc Le Ménestrel. Fanatic Climbing have had the opportunity to join him to hear the news direct.
Polish climber and UK resident Dawid Skoczylas hasrepeated Mike Adams' 8C SerenataonImpossible Roof, Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire. Dawid put substantial time andeffort into the problem and joins a fairly small list of 'honorary' Brits to climb 8C.
Guillaume Glairon Mondet has med the first ascent of "Le Pied à Coulisse", the direct exit to Chaos, at Rocher Gréau, Fontainebleau. Guillaume suggests 8C+ which would make it the hardest in Fontainebleau and a contender for the hardest anywhere.
Here I’ve compiled a list of the hardest boulder problems in the world. I’ve restricted the list to boulders rated 8C/V15 and up (here is the complete criteria). If I’ve missed any — or if any of the problems have been downgraded to lower than 8C/V15 — feel free to drop me a line.
Andy Earl is one of Britain's most accomplished climbers, from hard, dangerous first ascents in Northumberland, to performing at the highest level in World Cup competitions. In 2010, tragedy struck and changed the Earl's lives forever.