In May this year, the Russian Vadim Timonov managed the first ascent of one of the most difficult boulder lines in the world: Backflip Sit (8C+/9A), at the foot of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains. Now there is the video of the inspection.
Timonov only resorted to the slash grade because he didn't dare rate his line as 9A. So it may well be that backflip sit will be upgraded later. Because Timonov is one of the strongest boulderers in the world, but is not as strong in the limelight as European or American athletes.
Vadim Timonov on the first ascent of Backflip Sit | Video
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Credits: Cover picture Lexa Savkin