Flash 8B+ for a moment: Aidan Roberts climbs Momentum | Video

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.

Aidan Roberts has the gift of making rock-hard climbing look easy. This applies to him even during flash inspections, as he recently did in the Val Bavona on the Nalle Hukkataival line Momentum (8B+) proved. Calmly and in a controlled manner, he performs one movement after the other - and while Beta is still being called out to him hectically from below, he is already relaxed at the top.

"Between rain showers and fluctuating motivation at the thought of the soaked exit plate, a weather window opened and I managed the flash ascent - a great feeling!"

Aidan Roberts

Video: How Aidan Roberts flashes the 8B+ Boulder Momentum

Flash ascent at the highest level

Few climbers have managed to flash 8B+ boulders so far, including Adam Ondra with Jade and gecko assisDaniel Woods with Entlinge and Compass NorthJimmy Webb with The GlobalistTomoa Narasaki with DecidedNed Feehally with Trust IssuesJakob Schubert with Never Ending StoryCatalan Witness the Fitness and Anam Cara or William Bosi with Charizard.

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