Will Bosi's secures first repeat of Burden of Dreams (9A) in Finnish Lappnor. A significant ascent, considering that the first 9A boulder in the world since the first ascent by Nalle Hukkataival in 2016 has flashed the Who's Who of the international bouldering elite.
In the race for the first iteration of Burden of Dreams (9A), all stops are pulled out: 3D scans, faithful replicas, pulleys for relief. Is this the future for advancing the sport of climbing? Or do replicas rob climbing of its soul? We spoke to the most important protagonists.
We have known since Excalibur at the latest: Stefano Ghisolfi is in top form. And since his king line in Arco requires a lot of maximum strength, the Italian climbing pro has plenty of power when bouldering. He demonstrated this impressively during a visit to Sheffield, where he attempted to flash the Burden of Dreams replica.
After his recent success in Alphane (9A), Aidan Roberts tackles the next ultimate 9A boulder: Burden of Dreams. In order to be able to try the five moves at home as often as he likes, he scanned Nalle Hukkataival's test piece and had replicas of the grips produced.
Russian professional climber Vadim Timonov will go to Finland in October to project the 9A boulder Burden of Dreams. This video shows him building a replica of the boulder - with a budget of 5 euros.
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