Keyword: Val Bavona
In Val Bavona, Dave Graham solved another tough bouldering problem with Celestite (8C+). Now there is the video of the first ascent.
He's not getting any younger, but seems to be getting stronger. Bouldering pioneer Dave Graham opens another mega boulder in Val Bavona: Celestite (8C +). The breakthrough came on the very day that Chris Sharma opened his new King Line in Siurana.
With the flash ascent of Momentum (8B+) in Val Bavona, Aidan Roberts joins the illustrious group of 8B+ flashers. Only a handful of top climbers can claim to have flashed Boulder at this level of difficulty.
Two projects by Giuliano Cameroni fell within a day - both "First Go". Fight Club and Ninjutsu, both rated 8B+.
The international bouldering elite are currently cavorting in the Swiss sun room - from Woods to Graham, they are all there. This high density of strong climbers is also reflected in the fact that numerous classics have been repeated, hard boulders have been projected and new lines have been climbed for the first time.
The strong boulderer Flo Wientjes cracks the ultra-classic of Val Bavona: Off the Wagon low (8C+). After the Munich native deciphered the standing start fairly quickly in December, he tackled the sit start version first climbed by Shawn Raboutou.
Olympic gold medalist Alberto Gines Lopez almost repeated the Ticino classic Off the Wagon (8B+) in just one session. The 20-year-old Spaniard made the key move five times in a row. In the end, a soaking wet exit forced him to make a second visit to Val Bavona.
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