Rustam Gelmanov has made the first repeat of Daniel Woods Hypnotized Minds, V16 (8C+) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Daniel had recently lifted the grade from V15 after comparing it to the many of the grade he has done. It'll be interesting to see if more people will be trying it now its had a repeat!
BERND ZANGERL gehört zu denen, die das Bouldern, das Klettern ohne Sicherung in Absprunghöhe, weltweit als Sportart populär gemacht haben. Im westlichen Indien hat er sein „Shangri La“, nach einem berühmten Roman ein paradiesischer Ort, im westlichen Himalaya gefunden.
Alex Barrows has climbed his first 8C, ticking The Wheel of Life at Hollow Mountain Area bouldering in the Grampians, Australia. The problem is world-famous for its length of ~70 moves and was first climbed by Dai Koyamada in 2004 and originally graded 8C+.
We recently reported on Dave MacLeod's ascent of his first 8C boulder - Practice of the Wild in Magic Wood, Switzerland. A new film in which Dave talks about the process of training for and working the problem has been released by Dark Sky Media and Mountain Equipment.
After Climb Guide Fränkische Schweiz - Insidertipps fürs leibliche Klettererwohl „Kaffeetrinken ist integraler Bestandteil des Kletterns“ – diesen Ausspruch von Kletterlegende Wolfgang Güllich nimmt man in der Genussregion Frankenjura schon immer besonders ernst.
Big news! 14 year old Ashima Shiraishi has just become the first female and the youngest person ever to climb V15, with the second ascent of Dai Koyamada's spectacular 25 move roof problem, Horizon, in Hiei, Japan.