Interview with Alessandro Zeni who on 11/01/2020 at Saint Loup in Switzerland made the first ascent of Cryptography, a combination of the routes Bain de Sang and Bimbaluna. With its suggested grade of 9b it checks in as one of the most difficult slabs in the world.
On 11 January 2020 Italian climber Alessandro Zeni made the first ascent of Cryptography, a combination of Bain de Sang and Bimbaluna at the crag Saint Loup in Switzerland. The 28-year-old has put forward the grade 9b, indicating it is it one of the most difficult slabs in the world.
The video of Vadim Timonov and Irina Kuzmenko climbing some of the most difficult boulder problems in Switzerland. Stand out ascents include Dreamtime 8C at Cresciano and Off the Wagon 8B+ second go in Val Bavona.
Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Dreamtime at Cresciano in Switzerland. Established in 2000 by Fred Nicole, this was the first boulder problem in the world to be graded 8C.
Three videos of recent hard sends: Tomoa Narasaki flashes Decided and, on the same boulder at Mizugaki in Japan, Ryuichi Murai adds the the low start to create United. Finally Giuliano Cameroni on Legacy at Rocklands in South Africa.
28-year-old Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder has repeated Dreamtime at Cresciano in Switzerland, the frist boulder probelm in the world to be graded 8C, established by Fred Nicole in 2000.
At Rocklands in South Africa the Swiss climbers Giuliano Cameroni and Fred Nicole have both climbed Legacy, a 9a sports climb.
Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of REM, a boulder problem located on the Dreamtime boulder at Cresciano he believes warrants 8C+.
Roundup of recent redpoints at Margalef, Siurana and Perles in Spain by the Italian climbers Laura Rogora, Marcello Bombardi, Stefano Carnati and Marco Zanone. In addition, noteworthy attempts at Saint Loup in Switzerland by Riccardo Scarian and Alessandro Zeni.
Interview with the 23-year-old Italian climber Lorenzo Puri, who recently climbed his 100th boulder problem graded 8A or harder.
On 14 May Katrin Kaddi Lehmann repeated Kryptos, an 8C boulder problem at Morchelstock in Switzerland. In doing so she has become only the second woman to climb this grade after Ashima Shiraishi.
The 15th edition of Melloblocco, the great climbing and bouldering festival that took place from 3 to 6 May between Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland) together with MBB Street Boulder Lugano, was completed.
Interview with world-famous Swiss climber Fred Nicole in the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Cresciano and Lugano. In 2000 Nicole made the first free ascent of Dreamtime, the first 8C boulder problem in the world.
Interview with Simone Pedeferri, climber and historic Melloblocco route setter, one week before Melloblocco in Tour 2018 which will take place from 3 - 6 May 2018 in Cresciano and Lugano (Switzerland).
In the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May 2018 at Cresciano and Lugano we interviewed Claudio Cameroni, one of the first climbers who helped develop the Swiss bouldering area in the ‘90s in order to find out how Cresciano became one of most famous bouldering areas in the world.
Oriane Bertone, the 12-year-old climber from France’s Réunion Island, has climbed Golden Shadow in Rocklands, South Africa. In doing so she has become the youngest person to climb an 8B+ boulder problem.
The video of French climber Charles Albert repeating the 8C boulder problem Monkey Wedding at Rocklands barefoot. Alexander Megos repeated this 2002 Fred Nicole test piece in just 30 minutes.
The Classics | Boulder continues with the third episode dedicated to Dreamtime at Cresciano in Switzerland. Germany's Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm take a step back in time and explore this problem established in 2000 by Fred Nicole and hailed as the world's first 8C.
Bouldering: after a 13-year courtship verging on the obsession, Swiss climber Martin Keller has amde the first ascent of The Highlander, an 8C problem at Sustenpass in Switzerland.
Bouldering: thanks to her ascent of Horizon at Mount Hiei in Japan, the 14-year-old American climber Ashima Shiraishi has become the first woman in the world to climb an 8C boulder problem.